Unit 1.1

Personal identification: Identity documents

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Official Documents

  • Passports are used as proof of identity, age or as a travel document.
  • Driving licence is proof that its holder can operate motor vehicles and it is normally used by British people as proof of identity instead of the passport.
  • National Insurance number is a number used in the administration of the National Insurance, social security system and tax system. The number is sometimes referred to as a NI No or NINO.

It is important to know that identity cards were removed in 2011 and they are not a valid way to prove your identity.

Non-official Documents

Some non-official documents hold personal information. Schools and universities have, for example, student cards. There are also other non-official documents such as cards which show belonging to a trade union.

Data which is often included in Personal Identity Document

  • Passport:
    • Photograph of the owner,
    • passport number,
    • surname,
    • given names,
    • nationality,
    • date of birth,
    • place of birth,
    • gender.
  • Driving licence:
    • Photograph of the owner,
    • driver number,
    • surname,
    • given names,
    • date of birth,
    • place of birth,
    • holder’s permanent address,
    • the date the licence runs out,
    • categories of vehicles the licence is valid for.

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