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Identification for children's bank accounts

Applying for a children's bank or savings account? Here's what you'll need to show us to prove your identity and address.

You'll need to show us 2 valid and original documents from the list below – one from the proof of ID list and the other to give proof of your current UK address. The same document cannot be used to verify both your identity and your address.

The proof of address documents can be in your parent or guardian's name.

 

Proof of ID documents Proof of current UK address documents
Full passport Full UK paper driving licence (if not already used to verify your identity)
Photocard national identity card (we are unable to accept Greek and Romanian national identity photocards) Letter/bill from utility company (less than 3 months old, except for water bills, which must relate to the current charging period. The letter/bill must confirm that you receive a service from the company and cannot be printed off the internet). Mobile phone bills are not accepted
Full UK paper driving licence TV Licence letter or Direct Debit schedule (less than 12 months old. The document needs to detail your name and address and confirm the existence of a TV Licence)
A full/provisional UK or foreign photocard driving licence Council Tax bill, payment book or exemption certificate (less than 12 months old)
UK Armed Forces ID card UK or foreign bank/credit card statement (less than 3 months old and not printed from the internet). Store card statements are not accepted
An introduction from a parent or guardian who's an existing Barclays customer (if you don't hold any of the above and you're 17 years old or younger) 1 UK mortgage statement (less than 12 months old and not printed from the internet)
 

 

Council/Housing Association tenancy agreement. Private tenancy agreements are not accepted
  Council rent book/card (showing a payment within past 12 months)
  An introduction from a parent or guardian who's an existing Barclays customer (if you don't hold any of the above and you're 17 years old or younger) 1

 

If you're unable to provide these documents, please call us on 0345 734 5345 2 to discuss the other options available.

Important information

1. Where a parent/guardian provides their own documentation for proof of identity in order to introduce a child, they will need to provide evidence of the child's existence (eg birth certificate or NHS medical card).
2. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Call charges