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Barclays Identity Service

Verify your identity

With Barclays Identity Service, you can create a free digital profile that lets you use government services online.

We’ve been certified to verify your identity so you can use online government services wherever you see the GOV.UK Verify logo. Once you’ve been verified, you’ll have an identity profile with us that lets you sign in quickly if you want to file your Self Assessment tax return, view your driving record and much more.

Already set up with Barclays Identity Service?

If you already have a Barclays Identity Service profile, you’re all set to use government services wherever you see the GOV.UK Verify logo. If you need to make changes to the information you’ve given us, select ‘Update my Barclays Identity Service profile’.


Who can use Barclays Identity Service?

You don’t need to bank with us to get set up with a Barclays Identity Service profile – it’s available to all UK residents aged 18 and older who hold a UK passport and a UK photocard driving licence or provisional licence issued in Great Britain.

If you do bank with us, the process is the same. To protect your privacy and to keep your information secure, we don’t link your Barclays Identity Service profile with your Barclays customer record. This means you’ll also need to keep both up to date with any changes to your name, address or contact information in the future.

Get set up in 3 easy steps

When you want to use a service with GOV.UK Verify , you’ll be asked to choose from a list of certified companies to verify your identity. When you choose Barclays, we’ll do this in 3 easy steps. You’ll then have a digital identity profile registered with us – so the next time you want to use any service with GOV.UK Verify, you can sign in quickly whenever you choose Barclays.

Create profile

Set up your profile by creating a username and password. You’ll need an email address and a UK mobile phone number to do this.

Proof of identity

For this step, you’ll need a valid UK passport, a UK photocard driving licence or provisional licence issued in Great Britain and your bank account details – this can be from any UK bank.

Identity verification

We’ll ask you some questions to check your identity. For this part, you’ll need your financial statements to hand. Then, we’ll confirm your answers with a credit reference agency – this won’t affect your credit score in any way.

What you can do once you're set up

File your tax return

File your Self Assessment tax return with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Claim a tax refund

Make a claim online with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Update your company car tax

Check or update your company car tax with the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Claim rural payments

Claim your rural payments with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Claim for redundancy

Claim for redundancy and monies owed with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

See your driving record

View or share your driving licence information with the Driving and Vehicle Licencing Authority

Even more services

See a complete list including the latest services you can access online with GOV.UK Verify



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  1. Barclays Identity Service is a public service, open to all UK residents aged 18 and over who hold a UK passport and UK photocard driving licence issued in Great Britain. Read our public service description . Terms and Conditions . Privacy Policy