Opening a bank account
When you open a bank account you will be asked to bring proof of identity and proof of your address.
Proof of identity
Each bank has a list of things that you can use for proof of your identity and your address but broadly speaking, proof of identity can be your driving licence or provisional licence, passport, or national identity card (EU/EEA). If you don’t have any of these things don’t panic as there are other forms of identity you can use – just give the bank a quick ring to see what else you can bring.
Proof of address
Proof of address will usually be something like a recent council tax bill, utility bill, tenancy agreement or mortgage statement. Again, there are other things you can use for proof of your address just double check with your chosen branch.