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Identification requirements

Identification requirements

As a government-regulated company formation agency, we are required to comply with Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (AML). As regulated by the government, we are required to obtain two forms of identification from our clients when they register a company.

AML ID proof is mandatory when you purchase an ongoing service, such as a registered office, company secretary or business address service.

We aim to avoid inconveniencing our clients and make it a simple process. We will ask you to provide two forms of identification documents. These can be chosen from the list below. These documents can be sent electronically to us by email (scan or photo) or you can post your documents to our address. Please note that identification documents must be submitted to us within 30 days from the date of your order.

What proof of identification is accepted?

We are required to obtain two forms of identification — proof of name and proof of address:

Proof of name (Please submit any one of the following)

  1. Copy of current passport (should not be expired)
  2. Current UK or EEA photocard driving license
  3. Full old-style driving license
  4. National identity card with name and photograph of the applicant
  5. Residence permit issued by the Home Office to EEA nationals
  6. Original birth certificate
  7. Photographic registration cards for self-employed individuals in the construction industry
  8. EEA member state identity card

Proof of address (Please submit any one of the following)

  1. Utility bill (gas, electric or water bill issued within the last three months)
  2. Current UK driving license (only if not used as name proof)
  3. Council tax bill for the current council tax year
  4. Bank statement (or Building Society/Credit Union statement)
  5. Mortgage statement from a recognised lender issued for the last full year
  6. HMRC self-assessment or tax demand letter
  7. NHS medical card
  8. Tenancy agreement for the current year or council/housing association rent card
  9. Benefit book or original notification letter from benefits agency (only if not used as name proof)
  10. Electoral registry entry

Who needs to provide identification?

  • All persons named as directors
  • All persons holding 25% or more of the voting shares
  • The person placing the order (if not named as a director or shareholder)
  • If the director or shareholder is a corporate entity, we apply the same procedure to each entity (to identify the controlling individuals)

How do I send my proof of ID documents?

1) Email (recommended)

Please scan or take a photo of the document and email it to us at info@mintformations.co.uk . We will confirm receipt of the required information.

2) Post

You can also photocopy your documents and post them to our address.

Mint formations Ltd

College House, 2nd Floor

17 King Edwards Road,

Ruislip

London

HA4 7AE

Overseas customers

We employ verification checks to ensure the documents provided by non-UK residents comply with the requirements. We may also require you to send notarised copies of your documents.

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