Secure English Language Testing Identification requirements

Acceptable forms of identification for candidates – Original documents only

General identification document rules

  • Documents must be original and still valid. Photocopies or expired (out of date) documents will not be accepted.
  • Documents must contain a photograph that is a true likeness of the candidate.
  • The document presented on the day of the test to confirm your identity must be the same document you used to register and book the test.
  • The details used to book your test must be as stated on the document provided. If you have changed your name you must also provide evidence in Section 2.
The acceptable ID'S are 

Passport, Biometric Residence Permit, Biometric Residence Card, Government National Identity Cards (outside UK), Identity Cards of EEA Nationals, and Travel Documents

Passport

Acceptable for:
• Tests taken in the UK
• Tests taken outside the UK


Biometric Residence Permit

Acceptable for:
• Tests taken in the UK
• Tests taken outside the UK


Biometric Residence Card

Acceptable for:
• Tests taken in the UK
• Tests taken outside the UK


Valid photographic Government issued identity cards

Acceptable for:
• Tests taken outside the UK in the country where the document is issued


Identity cards of EEA nationals

Acceptable for:
• Tests taken in the UK
• Tests taken outside the UK in the country where the document is issued


The following travel documents

• Convention travel document
• Stateless persons travel document
• Travel document issued by the United Nations
• Travel documents issued by the
International Red Cross
Acceptable for:
• Tests taken in the UK
• Tests taken outside the UK
Emergency travel documents will not be accepted as proof of identity.

Notes - The EEA includes the European Union (EU) countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. European Union countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden.

Method of proof to authenticate a last name change

Marriage Certificate

  • If this document is not in English, it must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

UK Spouse Visa (within date) or on a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

Contained within a Passport or on a BRP with the name of the Spouse clearly identifiable to correspond with the details provided by candidate.

Deed Poll Change of Name Document

Must be the official and original document clearly identifiable to correspond with the details provided by candidate.