If you need to complete and sign an ID1 form, we can help you. We charge a fixed fee of £75 plus VAT.
What is an ID1 form?
An ID1 form certifies your identity. It is typically needed during property transactions to protect against identity fraud. If you have instructed a legal professional to help you with the conveyancing process, or other property-related matter, they will take care of this for you. However, if you do not have legal representation, you must complete an ID1 form yourself.
Examples of when an ID1 form might be needed include –
- The purchase or sale of a property or parcel of land
- The transfer, surrender or grant of a lease
- Compulsory first registration
- Mortgage registration
- Discharge of mortgage
How to get an ID1 form
To get an ID1 form, you need to download the form from the gov.uk website. You need to fill in section A. Then, you need to make an appointment at an HM Land Registry office, or with a solicitor, notary, licenced conveyancer, barrister or chartered legal executive. At CWJ, our notaries provide this service.
When you attend the appointment, you need to take the form, two recent passport-sized colour photographs and one of the following:
- Current valid passport
- Current photo driving licence
- Current Biometric Residence Permit
Or, you can take two of the following:
- Bank statement not less than three months old (which must be a postal statement, not an electronic statement)
- Council tax bill for the year
- Council rent book showing payments for the past three months
- Mortgage statement for the mortgage accounting year just ended (which must be a postal statement, not an electronic statement)
- Current firearm or shotgun certificate
The notary then completes section B. Once it is signed and dated, your ID1 form is ready to be sent to HM Land Registry. We will keep a copy of your evidence of identity and the form because the Land Registry will contact us shortly after it has received the ID1 Form.
How long is an ID1 form valid?
Once you have a signed and dated ID1 form, it is valid for three months. After this date, you must get another ID1 form, if the need arises.
As indicated above, we charge a fixed fee of £75 plus VAT (£90). You can pay by cash, card or cheque. Our fee covers the completion of the ID1 Form only and identifying you for the Land Registry. We will not provide advice in relation to the transaction itself nor will we witness your signature on any documentation.