In simple terms it is proof of address and photo identity. We typically request the following documents for any director, partner, shareholder or person with significant control-
1) Passport photo page or photo driving licence
2) Utility bill or bank statement in the person’s name showing their home address (NOT mobile phone bill)
3) Complete the ID section in your online account or complete and email us our client registration form. You can download the registration form here.
4) If we are forwarding mail to a third party address that is not your home address also please supply a utility bill for the address or additional proof that you use the address.
UK customers – We only require copies and would prefer you upload them to your online account. You can also email us scanned/photographed versions to email@example.com. Alternatively please post identification to us at our Coventry address as detailed below.
Non-UK customers – We require notarised or solicitor certified copies of your documents and a translation if not written in English. Please note we can not return the notarised documents to you.
Occasionally we may request UK customers provide original documents by post for checking. Alternatively, please provide copies of documents that have been correctly certified by a solicitor or notary public. Please post identification to us at our Coventry address.
SFS – Small Firms Services Ltd
111 New Union Street
When renewing services we will review your identification documents.