All Accountants must comply with the duties imposed by the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (the Anti Money Laundering Legislation).

We are required by law to obtain proof of your ID. Could you please provide us with 2 proofs – 1 From each list.

The documents MUST be certified and you have to take the following steps:-

  1. Make copies of the documents. (At least two – one from each list)
  2. Have the original documents certified.

All copies must be certified
You can take the documents to:-

  1. Post Office official.
  2. Bank Official
  3. Solicitor

They will need to write or stamp on the copy: “I certify that this is a true copy of the original document”.

The certifier must also write or stamp on each document:
1. The date
2. Their name and title printed clearly
3. Their signature
4. Their contact telephone number
5. Their address

List 1List 2
You must provide ONE from this list.You must provide ONE from this list as well.
Signed, current Passport (See note below)Recent bank statement in your personal name. (Within last 3 months)
EEA Member State Identity CardRecent (last available) utility bill (gas, water, electricity, telephone – not mobile ‘phone bills’)
Residence permit issued by Home Office to EEA nationalsCurrent UK or EEA photo-card Driving Licence
Current UK or EEA photo-card Driving LicenceCurrent council tax demand letter or statement
Current full UK driving licence (not old style provisional licence)Documents issued by HMRC, such as PAYE coding notices. (Issued by HMRC acceptable. Issued by employer is not acceptable.
National Identity Card containing your photograph.

Why do I need to provide documentation?

Alas, this is a regulatory requirement with which we must comply. However well we know you, there is no escape from this and everyone is subject to the same requirement.