UK required documents

This page outlines the documents required for stakeholders, applicants, and various business types to onboard a corporate customer registered in the United Kingdom.

Business details

The following table lists the required document types for both verification types for all business entity types.

businessTypeManual KYBeKYB
ASSOCIATIONASSOCIATION_DEED-
GOVERNMENT_ENTITYBUSINESS_REGISTRATION_DOC-
LIMITED_LIABILITY_PARTNERSHIPPARTNERSHIP_DEEDPARTNERSHIP_DEED
PRIVATE_COMPANYBUSINESS_REGISTRATION_DOC-
PUBLIC_COMPANYBUSINESS_REGISTRATION_DOC-
SOLE_TRADERBUSINESS_REGISTRATION_DOC-
TRUSTTRUST_DEEDTRUST_DEED
UNINCORP_PARTNERSHIPPARTNERSHIP_DEEDPARTNERSHIP_DEED

For a complete list of business document types, see the values obtained from Fetch corporate constantsAPI with fieldName as documentType.

Stakeholders

UK residents need to use the KYC mode E_KYC. Non-residents should pass kycMode=MANUAL_KYC

Every individual stakeholder needs to submit proof of address and proof of identity when kycMode = MANUAL_KYC. The following information needs to be submitted for proof of identity.

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IMPORTANT

Even if the document used for proof of identity contains an address , you need to submit an additional proof of address. Acceptable document for PROOF_OF_ADDRESS which can verify the address with documentType = PROOF_OF_ADDRESS.

If this additional document is not submitted, the compliance agent will raise an RFI for stakeholderAddress to which you can submit the additional document via the Respond to RFI API.

Field namePassportNational IDDriver licenseAdditional document if the first document doesn't contain an address
documentTypePASSPORTNATIONAL_IDDRIVER_LICENCEPROOF_OF_ADDRESS
documentNumberYes (Passport number)YesYesNo
documentIssuanceCountryYesYesYesNo
documentExpiryDateYesNoYesNo
document.fileNameYesYesYesYes
document.fileTypeYesYesYesYes
document.documentYesYesYesYes

NOTE: Photocopies or scanned documents in black-and-white are not accepted for Passport, National ID, or Driver's License.

Applicant

The following table lists the required documents submitted either electronically or manually.

API documents                                                                                                Onfido documents
  • National ID (NATIONAL_ID)
  • Passport details (PASSPORT)
  • Driver license (DRIVER_LICENCE)
  • Live Selfie with Passport, National ID, or Driver license submitted in the form presented by Onfido (eDoc verification vendor)

    The following table lists the fields required for each document type to complete the E_DOC_VERIFY process.

    Field namePassportNational IDDriver's licensePower of attorney if applicant isn't a DIRECTOR/ UBO/ PARTNER/TRUSTEE/ MEMBER
    documentTypePASSPORTNATIONAL_IDDRIVER_LICENCEPOWER_OF_ATTORNEY
    documentNumberYes (Passport number)YesYesNo
    documentIssuanceCountryYesYesYesNo
    documentExpiryDateYesNoYesNo
    document.fileNameNoNoNoYes
    document.fileTypeNoNoNoYes
    document.documentNoNoNoYes

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    IMPORTANT

    If the document doesn't contain an address, you need to submit an Acceptable document for PROOF_OF_ADDRESS which can verify the address with documentType = PROOF_OF_ADDRESS.

    If this additional document is not submitted, the compliance agent will raise an RFI for applicantAddress to which you can submit the additional document via the Respond to RFI API.

    For a complete list of personal document types, see the values obtained from Fetch corporate constantsAPI with fieldName as documentType.

    NOTE: Photocopies or scanned documents in black-and-white are not accepted for Passport, National ID, or Driver's License.

    Acceptable documents for PROOF_OF_ADDRESS

    Individual stakeholder or applicantBusiness details
  • Utility bills (gas, electric, internet, phone)
  • Financial records (bank statement, mortgage statement)
  • Life, health, or other insurance statement (auto, home, boat)
  • Medical records (doctor, hospital, or clinical)
  • Pay-slip
  • Government-issued letter
  • Driving licence (If it was not used for proof of identity)
  • Utility bills (gas, electric, internet, phone)
  • Financial records (bank or mortgage statement)
  • Government-issued letter
  • NOTE: The above documents are in addition to the standard documents mentioned in Business, Stakeholder, or Applicant section. These can be passed under the documentType PROOF_OF_ADDRESS.

    The above documents cannot be more than 90 days old when submitting.