Document Service

Document Certification Service

Find out about how the Post Office can certify your identity documents.

Get your identity document copies certified at the Post Office

If you have been asked to supply certified copies of your original documents, POL can certify that the copies presented/produced are a true likeness of the original document/s.

If you’re providing photocopies to the recipient company, you’ll need to ensure that these are like-for-like with the originals. We’ll check up to three original documents against the photocopies and certify that each is a true likeness.

Which documents can I get checked?

  • Passports
  • Driving licences
  • Recent utility bills
  • Bank statements

How it works

Get your photocopies certified in three easy steps:

  1. Decide which documents need checking. Once you’re ready, download and complete the Post Office ID Checking Service form (PDF, 74KB).
  2. Bring this form, the £8.75 fee in cash (sorry, we can’t accept cheques for this service), your original documents and clear and legible photocopies in to the Post Office. To find the nearest branch that offers the service, use our Branch Finder.
  3. We’ll perform a check, and certify that each photocopy is a true likeness of the original. 
  4. That’s it – we’ll give you back all your documents and your form, plus a receipt.

Before you pop in

Double-check this service will be acceptable to the company, organisation or person you’re presenting the documents to. 

If you have any queries, give us a ring on 0345 722 3344. 

Call charges:

0345: Calls cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02). Calls from landlines and mobiles are included in free call packages.

Can we help?

For general enquiries, call:

0345 611 2970 8.30am-6pm, Mon-Fri
8.30am-2pm, Sat
Closed Sun and bank holidays