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Documents required to give notice

At your appointment you will need to provide evidence of your name, age, nationality, marital status and address.  The most commonly accepted documents are:

  • Name, age and nationality - current passport. If you do not have a current passport and were born on or before 31 December 1982, you will need to provide your birth certificate. If you were born on or after 1 January 1983, you will need to provide evidence of your parents' nationalities also.
  • Marital status (this is required when you have been previously married or formed a legally recognised civil partnership either in this country or abroad) - you will need to provide a Decree Absolute of Divorce or death certificate of former husband/wife/civil partner. A Decree Nisi of Divorce is not acceptable. Digital copies, photocopies or faxes are not acceptable. If the document is in another language, we will need a translation into English.
  • Address - any of the following are acceptable (paper copies only, online documents are not acceptable):
    • Utility bill dated no more than three months before the date on which notice is given.
    • Bank or building society statement or passbook dated no more than one month before the date on which notice is given.
    • Council tax bill or mortgage statement dated no more than one year before the date on which notice is given.
    • Current residential tenancy agreement.
    • Valid UK driving licence in the name of the person giving notice (full or provisional as long as all documents are originals as photocopies will not be accepted).