Identification

Adults (18 years and over) must provide ID:

  • Only original documents will be accepted.Photocopies, faxes, and items printed from the internet will not be accepted
  • addresses and dates of birth must match exactly between all ID provided & information given when booking a visit and Information given by the prisoner on his contact list.
  • Children (under 18 years)
  •  From 1st February all visitors under the age of 18 will require a FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATE to enter the prison. No other form of identification will be acceptable
  • All Visitors under the age of 18 attending social visits MUST be accompanied by an adult. If the child is visiting without their legal parent or guardian but with another adult then a letter of consent is required from the parent/guardian. The letter must include a contact number for the parent/guardian to allow staff to check its validity prior to the visit taking place.  ANY under 18’s who attend the prison without a letter of consent will be refused entry.
  • Red books will only be allowed for newborn babies unto 6 weeks old.

Acceptable forms of ID 

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • An up to date photo driving license with correct address
  • An up to date passport (passports that have expired will only be allowed for 6 months after expiry if you are still recognisable on the photograph )
  • A citizen or validate card along
  • A concessionary Bus passes e.g. Senior citizen or Disability. Issued by the local authority
  • Employer or student ID card up to date that includes a photograph of you and clearly  shows your name and the issuing employer or educational establishment
  • E C Identity card

IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE OF THE ABOVE  YOU CAN BRING TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • A birth or marriage certificate
  • A foreign identity card or residents card
  • A credit or Debit card
  • Employer’s pass or student ID card without a photo that clearly shows your name and the issuing employer or educational establishment
  • Young persons proof of age card
  • Trade union or national students Union membership card
  • An up to date Tenancy agreement
  • Foreign Identity or resident’s card.

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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