of your identity with you including a colour passport-size photograph taken in the last three months which
must be on photographic paper and in which your face is clearly visible. Please see sections B3 and B4 for
the types of evidence which will be needed.
If you are having your identity verified by a conveyancer you will need to take two identical passport-size
photographs which are less than three months old.
The conveyancer, Chartered Legal Executive, HM Land Registry officer or other approved verifier will
complete section B of this form. Conveyancers and Chartered Legal Executives may charge a fee to verify
Members of the UK armed forces serving overseas may also have their identity verified by a serving officer.
Both section A and section B of this form lodged in support of an application must be completed,
dated and signed no more than three months before the time of lodgement.
Information about completing this form can be found in:
− Completing forms ID1 and ID2, if you are not a conveyancer, and
− Completing the evidence of identity panels on forms AP1, FR1 and DS2, if you are not a conveyancer, or
− practice guide 67: evidence of identity – conveyancers, if you are a conveyancer.
All of our guides and forms are available on the GOV.UK website www.gov.uk.
We strongly advise that you use these guides. In addition to providing information about this form they also
explain how you should complete certain panels of the application form(s) you will also have to lodge.
A conveyancer is someone authorised under the Legal Services Act 2007 to provide legal services relating to
conveyancing and land registration and includes solicitors, licensed conveyancers, and conveyancing
practitioners authorised by CILEx Regulation to undertake reserved instrument activities who hold practising
certificates. A paralegal cannot verify identity.
Please note that if your application is not in order, including if the wrong forms are used, the
application might not be accepted for registration.
What should I do if I want HM Land Registry to verify my identity?
If you plan to visit a HM Land Registry customer information centre, you must telephone first to make an
appointment and to check that the evidence you intend to produce is sufficient.
Our customer information centres are open between 8.30am and 6pm on Mondays to Fridays. You must
always make an appointment, giving us at least 72 hours’ notice. To make an appointment telephone
Customer Support on 0300 006 0411 or complete the HM Land Registry appointment request form on the
GOV.UK website www.gov.uk.
Please note that we will not verify your identity in advance of you making your application and if we
are unable to confirm your identity your application will be rejected. Please note also, that all
individuals for whom verification of identity is required must attend at the same time. HM Land
Registry will retain this form.
If you can’t go to a conveyancer and are not able to attend one of our customer information centres to have
your identity verified, you should contact Customer Support to discuss whether alternative arrangements are
possible. You can contact Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning
0300 006 0411 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.
Is this form open to public inspection?
No. This form, and any supporting evidence produced to HM Land Registry where we are verifying your
identity, is automatically excepted under rule 133 of the Land Registration Rules 2003 (as amended) from the
public right of inspection
HM Land Registry complies with the requirements of Data Protection and European (EU) Law. It may retain
and share information with:
• other government departments,
• law enforcement and regulatory bodies including specified anti-fraud organisations under section 68
of the Serious Crime Act 2007.
This helps to prevent and detect crime such as registration or property fraud and to investigate land banking