What forms of ID do I need to complete my application?

Here’s the full scope. For you to become a UC Contractor we need to cross a few t’s and dot a few I’s along the way, some of these necessary checks involve your identity (or proof thereof!). We need to be certain that you have the legal right to work in the UK, plus we need to verify your identity (nope they’re not the same thing!).

Legal right to work:

We love diversity, we welcome contractors from all over the world to our services, but in order to do so we need to be certain that you have the right to work here in the UK.

For British & Irish citizens, we’d need to see:

  • Your Valid Passport (expired can be accepted also)
  • Your birth certificate or adoption certificate or naturalisation certificate along with your National Insurance Card


If you do hail from further afield and you have a nationality of anything other than British or Irish then we’ll need to see official, current documentation that you are allowed to work in the UK.

  • A copy of your passport, biometric visa or Share Code

We’ll confirm that all is present and correct using the UK Government’s Share Code system.

Proving your identity:

To become our employee you need to prove you are who you say you are, this should be pretty straight forward, we’ll need to see 2 of the following:

  • A valid passport picture page
  • A valid driver’s license

We may ask you for a selfie or a brief video of yourself holding your ID document to ensure everything matches up.

We’ll also need proof of your address:

  • A bank statement (within 3 months of issuance)
  • A utility bill (within 3 months of issuance)

We can also accept a council tax bill, a mortgage statement of a letter from HMRC. Unfortunately we cannot accept mobile phone statements.

You’ll need to have these documents ready when you complete your application. If you feel you may struggle to get items together in a short time frame or if you need any clarity on any of the points above, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@uccontractors.com or call us on: 0207 183 9132