Identity & Passport Checks

Identity Check: This check uses the same type of ID system that banks, building societies, and on-line gambling sites use for anti-money laundering checks. The check we use is conducted on-line and checks against an individual’s personal data held by any lenders, utility companies, mobile phone companies, BT, The Post Office etc. This method of conducting ID checks is now being used by all of the major banks and companies involved in the credit industry as an alternative to the traditional paper-based method of identifying an individual.

Turnaround time: 1 hour


Passport Verification: Verification of machine-readable passport details (MRZ Code). Using an algorithm, it compares the MRZ code with other aspects of the individual’s identity information contained in the passport. A good quality photocopy of the relevant ID page, showing the machine readable code, is required to conduct this check. This will help verify that the passport you have seen is a valid passport.

We also have the ability to conduct passport verification checks via a cloud-based application that enables us to upload photographs and scanned passport copies for validation based on their unique security features. This method can help demonstrate that you comply with the latest Right to Work legislation and give evidence of a statutory excuse.

Turnaround time: 1 hour


Right to Work: All employers are required to make appropriate checks to establish a person’s eligibility to work in the UK. Companies are breaking the law if they employ a person who does not have the right to work in the UK and can be fined up to £20,000 for each illegal worker or face criminal prosecution.

Our passport verification service uses a cloud-based application that enables us to upload passport and visa copies to be validated by their unique security features and to also check whether they are in date. Scanned copies of the documents are stored for future audit purposes and to monitor time sensitive visa documents to make sure they are still in date. Our document checking service can help demonstrate that you comply with the latest Right to Work legislation and give evidence of a statutory excuse.

Turnaround time: 1 hour

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