Acceptable IDs For Life in the UK Test

General ID Document Rules

  • All ID documents listed below must contain photos that are a true likeness of the candidate.
  • The same ID document used by the candidate to register and book their Life in the UK Test online and to validate the candidate must be the same ID document presented on the day of the test at the Test Centre.
  • The Candidates’ details displayed on screen must be as stated on the ID document provided (and verbally confirmed). This is unless a UK Marriage Certificate or valid UK Spouse Visa in a Passport (within date) is provided to support the change.

A passport from country of origin This MAY be out of date but cannot be cancelled
A UK (United Kingdom incl. NI) photo card driving licence (Full or Provisional) This MUST be in date
An Immigration Status Document (ISD), endorsed with a UK Residence Permit (UKRP) bearing a photo of the holder This MAY be out of date
UK Convention travel document (CTD), which is a blue-cover document similar to a UK passport this This MUST be in date
UK Stateless Persons travel document (SPD) this has a red cover similar to a UK passport   this This MUST be in date
UK Certificates of Identity (CIDs) This MUST be in date
European Union (EU) Identity Cards This MUST be in date
Biometric Residence Permit Card This MUST be in date
UK Marriage Certificate No other marriage certificates are acceptable
UK Spouse Visa (within date) Contained within a Passport with the name of the Spouse clearly identifiable to correspond with the details provided by candidate

Proof of Address 

One of the following with your name and postcode on it. From 1st January 2015 candidate proof of postcode cannot be any older than 3 months prior to the date of the test.

A water, gas or electricity bill

A council tax bill

A letter or document from the Home Office with your name and address on it

A UK driving licence

A bank statement/credit card statement

ll documents must be originals posted to your home address and must not be print outs of electronic documents

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Life in the UK Test

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