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GOV.UK Verify

Use GOV.UK Verify to create a secure online identity you can easily reuse.


GOV.UK Verify is a secure and reusable online identity profile.


Check which services you can access with your GOV.UK Verify account.

All you have to do is register when you next need to use one of those services. Register now or at a later date. We'll get in touch when it suits you, and then help you through the whole GOV.UK Verify process. 

You provide some basic information, including your name and address. We will then ask you to provide at least two proofs of your identity, such as passport, driver's licence and mobile phone contract.

Once that's all done you can log in with your username,password and your mobile phone. It's as simple as that.


How does it work?

When do I need to use it?

When you use a government service that requires GOV.UK Verify to check your identity.

How does it work?

First you select the service you want on GOV.UK. Next you are able to choose from a list of certified companies – the Post Office is proud to be one of the first companies certified by GOV.Verify. Once you have selected Post Office you will be able to begin the process of assuring your identity online.

  • Select a service you want on GOV.UK Verify
  • Choose from a list of certified identity providers - Post Office is one of these.
  • Verify your identiy: provide some personal information, including name, date of birth and address.
  • Verify your identiy: use at least two documents (passport, driving licence, mobile contract etc.) to validate your identity.
  • Use your newly created GOV.UK Verify account to access the government service you would like to use.
  • You can now use this account to access multiple services witha single log-in.This uses a username and password of your choice and your mobile number.

How is it different?

The government won't hold all of your information, which is a lot more secure. You'll have a choice of which company you'd like to use to assure your identity and you won't be asked to give personal information that you don't need to.