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Proof of ID

We’ll need to see proof of ID when we visit you to complete your loan application, so please make sure you have your documents ready when your Representative visits. 


We've listed all the documents you can use below, but we'll only need to see one.


All Provident loans are subject to affordability.

All documents must be valid and not expired.
  • Passport (UK or Foreign, within valid date)
  • Photo-card Driving Licence (UK or EU, full or provisional, within valid date)
  • E.U. Member State Identity Card (within valid date)
  • Shotgun Licence or Firearms Certificate (within valid date)
  • Northern Ireland Electoral ID Card / Voters Card (within valid date)
  • Biometric ID card for foreign nationals (UK issued by Home Office, within valid date)
These documents need to have your full name on and either your current full address or your date of birth. They should be dated within the past 12 months unless stated otherwise
  • Council Tax Communication - demand letter/ benefit letter/statement/bill
  • Employment Support Allowance documentation - notification letter/assessment letter/statement of account/bill
  • Child benefit / child tax credit documentation - benefit letter/statement
  • Personal Independence Payment documentation - notification letter/assessment letter/statement of account/bill
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance documentation - notification letter/assessment letter/ statement of account/bill
  • Proof of residency document - rent book / statement / tenancy agreement
  • Working Tax Credit documentation - benefit letter/statement
  • Notification / assessment letter or statement of account / bill,  for;

Attendance Allowance documentation

Carers Allowance documentation

Cold Weather Payments documentation

Disability Living Allowance documentation

Educational Financing/Grants documentation

Maternity Allowance

Housing Benefit documentation

Government/State Pension documentation

Pensions Credit documentation

Income Support documentation

Universal Credit documentation

  • Taxi driver badge / licence, within valid date
  • Blue disabled drivers pass / badge, within valid date
  • National entitlement card (Scottish, within valid date)
  • Old style UK driving licence, within valid date
  • Income Tax/HMRC documentation - PAYE coding notice/tax notification letter/assessment letter/statement of account
  • National Insurance documentation - NI credits letter/assessment letter/statement of account/bill
  • HM Forces  / Police Warrant Card, within valid date
  • Home Office Residency Permit, within valid date
  • Bank / building society issued letter (not a statement) containing sort code and account number
  • Post Office account statement

Your chosen document needs:

To have a reference number on it. We can't use it if it doesn't.

To have an issue date or expiry date.

To be the original document. We can't use photocopies or copies from the internet.