What is required for donor identity verification at sampling?

There is no requirement for any donor to provide proof of identity for a personal information DNA test.

For accredited tests, we need to prove the identity of the donors, we will require the adult donor to provide ONE of the following at the sampling appointment:

This can be either:
a) A valid passport
b) Official travel documents issued to foreign nationals granted permission to remain in the UK
c) Current full UK paper or photo card driving licence
d) Current EU/EEA identity card
e) Current CIS (construction Industry certificate) CIS4 or CIS6
f) HMRC PAYE coding notice for the current tax year
g) Current Benefits Agency/DWP notification letter which is less than 5 months old
h) Current EU Residence permit
i) Current Northern Ireland voters card
j) Your current full birth certificate
k) Other photo IDs may be acceptable, but only after specific written approval from us.

Ideally, please take a copy and the original to the sampling appointment and we will verify the copy against the original. We may also wish to photograph the relevant parts of the documentation at the time of sampling. We may also photograph the donor at the time of sampling as evidence of who we have actually sampled on the day

We would also appreciate it if you could also provide ONE of the following as proof of address (unless it has already be used for an identity check):
a) Current EU/EEA identity card with address
b) Original bank statement HMRC PAYE coding notice for the current tax year
c) Current Benefits Agency/DWP notification letter which is less than 5 months old
d) Current local authority tax bill
e) Original credit card statement
f) Current Benefits Agency/DWP notification letter
g) Recent utility bill (not telecommunications)
h) Original mortgage statement
i) Solicitors correspondence
j) Local council tenancy agreement
k) HMRC correspondence showing NI number

Where applicable, these must clearly have the name and address of the donor, be less than 5 months old and not printed from internet.

For children (under 16) where the above documents may not be available, then we would like to see the original birth certificate please, and ideally the full version where there is provision for the name of the father. A valid passport (if they have one) or a valid NHS birth record will also suffice.