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Change in ID Requirements

*As From the 4th September 2016 ID requirements are changing*

All Adults (Aged 18 and over) are required to provide a form of ID on arrival. ID MUST include:

  • A valid address
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Only original documents will be accepted.
  • Photocopies, faxes, and items printed from the internet (e.g. bank statements) will not be accepted.
  • Names, addresses and dates of birth must be consistent throughout all the ID forms that are provided and must be match on any information given when booking a visit and any Visiting Orders.
  • Children UNDER 18 YEARS are required to produce one piece of ID that includes their date of birth, to confirm that they are under 18.

Acceptable forms of ID

  • A valid photo driving license with the correct address
  • An in-date passport (passports that have expired will only be excepted for 6 months after the expiry date IF you are still recognisable on the photo) along with a benefits letter, bank statement or utility bill dated within the last 3 months
  • A citizen or validate card along with a benefits letter, bank statement or utility bill dated within the last 3 months
  • A concessionary Bus passes e.g. Senior citizen or Disability. Issued by the local authority along with a benefits letter, bank statement or utility bill dated within the last 3 months
  • Employer or student ID card up to date that includes a photograph of you and the issuing employer or educational establishment along with a benefits, letter bank statement or utility bill dated within the last 3 months
  • E C Identity card along with a benefits letter, bank statement or utility bill dated within the last 3 months
  • A birth or marriage certificate along with a benefits letter, bank statement or utility bill dated within the last 3 months
  • A foreign identity card or residents card along with a benefits letter, bank statement or utility bill dated within the last 3 months

In setting the ID requirement, it has been necessary to strike a balance between the need to satisfactorily establish the identity of any visitors against preventing visitors entry to the establishment because they are not in possession of sufficient identity documents. It is recognised that in exceptional circumstances, there may be occasions where visitors are genuinely unable to meet the ID requirements. In these instances, visitors should make a written application to the Governor explaining their circumstances. It should be noted that exceptional permission such as this will only be granted in advance of a visit, visitors should not expect exceptional permission to be granted on the day of the visit.

 * NO CORRECT ID NO VISIT *

 Pete Wightman (Head of Security)HMP LEEDS

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