1. Rosebay

    Rosebay Registered User

    Jul 27, 2014
    165
    Oxfordshire
    Can anyone help please. When the POA comes I have to prove who I am to the bank but one form of identification is photo ID. I do not have a driving license or a passport or a bus pass. In fact nothing with my photo on. What can I do ?


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  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,623
    Female
    London
    Apply for a passport or bus pass? Everyone should have photo ID, you might need it for other occasions too.
     
  3. Rosebay

    Rosebay Registered User

    Jul 27, 2014
    165
    Oxfordshire
    Thank you Beate but I am not eligible for a bus pass yet too young !!! With regard to passport I never travel abroad so I was looking for a cheaper way of getting photo ID then spending £72.50 on a passport I will never use. Of course if there isn't one I will have to do this ☹️


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  4. Bay

    Bay Registered User

    Jul 24, 2014
    44
    Kent
    It might be a good (and cheaper) idea to apply for a provisional driving licence even though you have no intention of ever driving! I know somebody who has done this just to provide photographic identity.
     
  5. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,864
    Female
    South coast
    I dont have photo ID either, but mums bank accepted 2 other forms of ID when I explained that I didnt have any.
     
  6. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    Usually two utility bills will be ok.
     
  7. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,478
    Ireland
    You can get one of those ID cards that younger people use to prove they are old enough to buy alcohol! They aren't restricted to young people - people of any age can have one, to have a photo id. Here's a link to the UK one. https://validateuk.co.uk/about
     
  8. jugglingmum

    jugglingmum Registered User

    Jan 5, 2014
    5,024
    Female
    Chester
  9. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    Hi. I would phone the branch and ask what other forms of proof of identity they would accept instead of photo ID, I'm sure you won't have much of a problem, their must be loads of people who don't drive or travel abroad, so banks must have contingency plans.
     
  10. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,478
    Ireland
    The National Identity Card is mentioned for photo id- that's what the link I provided is for. Kassy, you could get one of those too!
     
  11. RoyH

    RoyH Registered User

    Feb 4, 2015
    1
    Ilkley
    Re Photo ID

    Unfortunately, according to the Gov.UK website,
    "Identity cards were scrapped in 2011 - they’re no longer valid and you can’t use them as proof of identify".
     
  12. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
    7,963
    North East England
    Thanks for this...it's reminded me that my pasport requires renewal:D
     
  13. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,478
    Ireland
    Mine too- for the last several years!
     

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