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Prescribed documents list
At your notice appointment, you will need to provide evidence of your full name, nationality, age and proof of current address.

Without these documents your notice will not be taken.
Acceptable documents are listed below:
 

Proof of name, age and nationality

For British Citizens:
Born before 1st January 1983
  • Current passport or
  • Birth certificate or
  • Naturalisation certificate
  • Evidence of current name if different from above
Born after 1st January 1983
  • Current passport or
  • Naturalisation certificate or
  • Full birth certificate confirming you were born in the UK and showing your parents’ details, together with evidence of your parents’ nationality (passport or birth certificate) (If parents were not married to each other at the time of your birth, it must be your mothers documents, otherwise either parents documents can be provided)
  • Evidence of current name if different from above
For EEA:
  • Current passport or
  • National photo ID card issued in the country of birth. If this is not in English you must provide a translation.
Change of Name
  • If you have changed your name by deed poll or statutory declaration, please supply the original signed document.

Proof of current address

Please bring one of the following documents:
  • A council tax bill dated no more than one year before the date of the appointment
  • A utility bill dated no more than three months before the date of the appointment
  • A bank statement or building society statement or passbook dated no more than one month before the date of the appointment
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Letter from the owner or proprietor of the address which is the persons place of residence which –
  • Confirms the person has resided at the address for the last seven days immediately prior to the date on which on the notice is given
  • States name of owner / proprietor
  • States applicants name
  • States full address details
  • Signed and dated by the owner / proprietor

Evidence of marital status (if you have been previously married or formed a civil partnership)

  • Decree absolute /Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Foreign divorce document with independent English translation
  • Widow/Widower death certificate, with independent English translation if necessary
If the document is not in English an independent translation is also required. Some foreign divorces will need to be referred to the General Register Office before you can be married and this may delay the date of your marriage.
Please also bring your original/certified copy of your marriage or civil partnership certificate. Alternatively if you have reverted back to your maiden name by a statutory change of name declaration, please supply the original signed document.
All documents must be originals, photocopies will not be accepted.
 

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