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Apex Company Services Ltd T/A Eformations Verification of ID and Proof of Residential Address

The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (AML) requires all company formation and company service providers to identify and verify the customers’ ID and address including that of certain shareholders, who form a company or take registered address services. You will receive an email from us if we need to verify your identity. Your service will not be activated until we are satisfied with the verification checks.

Who needs to provide identification?

  • All intended directors
  • All intended shareholders that will own more than 25% shares in the Company.
  • If any of the intended directors or shareholders are corporate entities the same will apply to that entity and controlling individuals.

Two forms of Identification

  1. Proof of name - please submit any one of the following:

    • Passport
    • Full photo driving license
    • Residence Permit issued by the Home Office to EEA Nationals
  2. Proof of residential address – please submit any one of the following:

    • Council tax bill for the current year
    • Gas, electric or water bill dated in the last 3 months
    • Bank statement dated in the last 3 months (NOT CREDIT CARD STATEMENT)
    • Satellite television bill dated in the last 3 months
    • Landline phone bill dated in the last 3 months
    • Full Driving license (NOT PROVISIONAL) (if not used as proof of identity)
    • Full mortgage statement for the current year
    • Solicitors letter within the last three months confirming recent house purchase or land registry confirmation of address
    • Council or housing association rent card or tenancy agreement for the current year
    • Benefit book or original notification letter from Benefits Agency (but not if used as proof of name)
    • HMRC self-assessment letters or tax demand dated within the current financial year
    • Electoral Register entry
    • NHS Medical card or letter of confirmation from GP’s practice of registration with the surgery

Please note that if a bill is addressed to two people it can only be used as proof of address for one.

Non-UK residents

Non-UK residents must provide certified/notarised identification documents – these can only be certified by a notary public, a British embassy, consulate or high commission, courts or justice ministry services public registered in your country of residence. if the document is not in English a translation must also be provided which will also need to be certified/notarised.

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