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SlumberingDormouse Wed 24-Apr-13 16:13:00

I have a final round interview on Friday morning. I have literally just been told that I need to bring my passport PLUS two other forms of ID with my address on! As I am a recent graduate living alone in my dad's house (he lives abroad) I literally have nothing. Mobile phone bill is not acceptable apparently... And I turned off paper statements on my (only) bank account years ago. Utility bills etc obviously aren't in my name. I have no idea what I'm going to do and I'm really panicking. Passport and birth certificate (I don't drive) are probably the best I can do. I have been to several final round interviews but have never been asked for anything like this much ID, especially not at such short notice! Any ideas? Of course I'll do the best I can as I really want the job, but are these requirements unreasonable?

aldiwhore Wed 24-Apr-13 16:18:15

It does seem a lot!

A passport should suffice. I would take everything you can think of, and explain your situation. Not a lot else you can do really is there?!

It might be worth getting a provisional license, if that has your address on, even if you've no intention of driving.

WadsCollop Wed 24-Apr-13 16:19:42

Print off from bank should be fine

NHS card/doc appt slips
Student loans co?

squeakytoy Wed 24-Apr-13 16:20:30

Go to your bank and ask for a printed statement. They may charge 50p for it.

SlumberingDormouse Wed 24-Apr-13 16:20:56

That's what I'm going to do. I'll be able to show my passport and birth certificate at the very least, though obviously there's no address on either. I feel a little miffed as this is a graduate role (pretty much) so I can't believe my situation is that uncommon.

SlumberingDormouse Wed 24-Apr-13 16:23:10

Some good ideas here, thanks. I'll hand over a bank statement if I have to, and if I can get one tomorrow (I'm already having to arrange a last-minute emergency trip home because of this!). Although is it just me who finds the idea of handing over a bank statement complete with huge overdraft and all my transactions more than a tad embarrassing and inappropriate? confused But if needs must... I'm so new to this whole job thing.

soaccidentprone Wed 24-Apr-13 16:26:20

Are you on the electoral register at that address?

Have you just got the one bank account?

Nps1976 Wed 24-Apr-13 16:28:50

Attack the bank statement with a big fat marker pen. Cover every single transaction with it. They have no right (nor interest I would hope) to see any of the transactions. I actually think they would find it odd if you didn't do this.

Nps1976 Wed 24-Apr-13 16:31:05

Can you not print your own statement? I've never done it but I imagine it would print in the same format as you'd receive it in the post ie. with your name and address on.

I may be wrong though!

TeaTowelQueen Wed 24-Apr-13 16:40:52

Oh dear, sounds like a place I used to work at! It will just be HR going through the motions so explain your position at the interview. And do cross out all your transactions if you take a bank statement.

Every employer is supposed to make sure that you are who you say you are but most never bother!

Good Luck!

MrsMangoBiscuit Wed 24-Apr-13 16:43:54

Sounds like it might be for a DBS check (previously CRB) If so, a print out won't be acceptable unless you pop into a branch and get them to stamp it. Have you had a P60 or P45 in the last year?

If it's for DBS, your passport, birth cert and either a stamped bank print out, or P45/P60 would be enough.

MajorDivvy Wed 24-Apr-13 16:44:33

I really feel for you. If I was ever asked for stuff like that I'd be really stuck - all our bills are online and I don't have drivers license or passport!!

Itchywoolyjumper Wed 24-Apr-13 16:50:30

This happens every time I go for a job and its a real pain.
Are you a recent graduate? If your dad's address was your home address when you registered at uni the registry might be able to give you something to confirm it.
The other thing to do is to phone the people you've got the interview with, I've been in this situation a few times and either they've told me to just bring what I can or they've been able to help me work out what I need to bring.

SlumberingDormouse Wed 24-Apr-13 19:32:14

I am on the electoral roll and have actually just received a card for voting in the May elections - that really helps, thanks. I am a recent graduate, yes, so naturally hardly anything is in my name. I imagine that's the situation for many of my friends too. I think I'll be ok but could have done without the stress! I haven't even had the CRB check yet; that'll happen only if I get an offer...

TheCraicDealer Wed 24-Apr-13 19:40:15

Any bank I've worked for (four, at the last count...) couldn't give statements with addresses out, they have to be ordered and then sent to your home address, at a cost. Usually takes about a week or so remembers many, many arguments with irate customers

TheCraicDealer Wed 24-Apr-13 19:42:04

Oooh, what about letters from the student loan company?

apostropheuse Wed 24-Apr-13 19:46:31

Do you not have correspondence from the University or perhaps the Student Loan Company? Do you have any correspondence from doctors, hospital, dentist or even the vets? Do you have any insurance documents? Have you booked a holiday - you may have something for that?

ilovesooty Wed 24-Apr-13 19:52:42

If it's for a DBS check it's not a requirement that the company has any control over. The list of acceptable documents can be accessed here:

SlumberingDormouse Wed 24-Apr-13 19:52:57

I might be able to dredge up some ancient UCAS and uni stuff but the company says it has to be dated within the last 3 months and show my address. I do almost everything including holidays and banking online - i thought it was a good idea! confused I imagine there'll be some leeway if I call them but this is really stressing me out!

soaccidentprone Wed 24-Apr-13 20:17:44

Are you currently signing on?

have you got your birth certificate?

If so you could do passport, birth certificate and jc+(or similar) letter

SlumberingDormouse Wed 24-Apr-13 20:25:14

Nope. I'm self-employed but earn way below the tax threshold (and can prove it) so not registered for tax either. Part of the problem is that I'm kind of invisible in some ways as I've never paid tax, claimed benefits or taken a loan. I think I'm going to do passport, birth certificate and electoral roll... if I can find them all!!

hugoagogo Wed 24-Apr-13 20:26:41

Any prescriptions? They have your address and date of birth on them.

SlumberingDormouse Wed 24-Apr-13 20:38:26

Yes! I have lots of prescriptions. Thank you.

ilovesooty Wed 24-Apr-13 21:11:14

Presciptions aren't on the list of acceptable documents. What about your NHS or NI card?

thekatsatonthematt Wed 24-Apr-13 21:16:49

If you print your own bank statement showing your address, try taking it into a branch of your bank and asking them to stamp and sign it to confirm it matches what they hold on file.

I had to do this with my barclays account when working for barclays. I shit you not.

Realistically if you were offered the job there should be a grace period to provide this type of document so do your best and try not to stres.

Good luck!

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