Why do I have to complete this form?
We are asking for this information to guard against registration fraud. It is important that where an applicant,
or parties to a transaction are not represented by a conveyancer or where title deeds have been lost or
destroyed, that evidence of identity is produced to enable registration to proceed.
How do I complete this form?
You must complete section A. You must then get your identity verified by a conveyancer or by personally
attending one of our customer information centres. You will need to take evidence of your identity with you
including a recent passport-size photograph 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 and recent
The conveyancer or a Land Registry officer will complete section B of this form. Please note that a
conveyancer may charge a fee to verify your identity.
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:
Public Guide 20 – Evidence of identity – non-conveyancers, if you are not a conveyancer, or
Practice Guide 67 – Evidence of identity – conveyancers, if you are a conveyancer.
Both guides and all our forms are available on our website www.landregistry.gov.uk and from any Land
Registry office, free of charge.
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 and licensed conveyancers who hold practising
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 Land Registry to verify my identity?
If you plan to visit a 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 0844 892 1111 or complete the form on our website www.landregistry.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.
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
0844 892 1111 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.
Is this form open to public inspection?
No. This form, and any supporting evidence produced to 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
Data Protection: Please note though that Land Registry may share data provided in or in connection with this
form for anti-fraud purposes and may carry out checks concerning the information provided.