The invigilator on the day of the exam is duty bound to reject any candidate who does not supply the required identification.
All candidates attending the Award for Professional Investigators exam must supply the following PHOTOS, PHOTO ID & PAPER ID:
TOP TIP: Ensure your passport sized photographs are clear and in Focus.
Our invigilator will require two. Keep the remaining photo's for your S.I.A. application for your licence. "Odd" / "Mismatched" photos are being rejected.
PHOTOS: Identical passport sized photographs – we must be able to identify you from the photographs supplied, make sure you are in colour, in focus, taken very recently, not wearing sunglasses, hats, etc...
PHOTO ID: Bring at least one form of identity with your photograph and with your date of birth, such as: A signed valid passport, a UK photo driving licence (Both parts of the full or provisional licence), or a UK birth Certificate issued within 12 months of birth (Not a photocopy).
Learners must present:
Two identity documents from group A. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
One identity document from group A and two documents from group B. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
Group A documents:
Signed valid/ current passport of any nationality
Signed valid/ current UK photo driving licence (both parts of the full or provisional licence are required)
UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth
UK biometric residence permit
Group B documents:
UK adoption certificate
Valid EU photo ID card
Valid UK firearms licence with photo
Signed valid UK paper driving licence
Marriage certificate or Civil Partnership certificate, with translation if not in English
UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after date of birth, but not a photocopy
Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English
P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months
P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months
Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, not less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society
2nd Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, not less than three months old from a different provider to 13
Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months
Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable) issued to your current address within the last three months. You can only use one utility bill (mobile phone contracts are NOT accepted)
Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months
British work permit or visa issued in last 12 months
Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can use more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority
2nd letter from different provider to 21
A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer
2nd credit card statement from different provider to 23
Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months
Child benefit book issued in last 12 months
If you have a valid / current passport (UK or any nationality) and a signed valid / current UK photo driving licence + 2 passport size photos you don't need any other documents.
Arrive, at least 10 minutes before your exam is scheduled to start - so that your photo ID and paper ID can be scrutinised.
Please contact us if you have any questions.