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I am having enormous trouble proving my identity because I

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I am having enormous trouble proving my identity because I am reclusive, I do not know anyone including doctor/lawyer/priest - in fact anybody. The fact that I served for twelve years in the Royal Navy does not seem to matter. How do I prove my identity?

Please help!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you for your question and welcome.

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will assist you.

What forms of ID do you have?

Do you have any utility bills with your name and current address on?

Are you on the electoral roll?

Kind regards

AJ
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dear AJ,


Unfortunately, I have no other forms of identification but I have utility bills with my name and address on them. I am also on the electoral roll and I do pay my local community tax. I also have an old passport but I look a lot older now.


 


I was also issued a passport (previous to the above one) when I joined the Royal Navy on June 17th 1968.

Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
Hi

Thank you.

Do you have a national insurance number and birth certificate?

Kind regards

AJ
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have a national insurance number but birth certificate has been lost

Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you.

You can order a copy of your birth certificate here - https://www.gov.uk/order-copy-birth-death-marriage-certificate

Once you have a proof address, birth certificate and national insurance number this should be sufficient to apply for a passport. The fact that you have previously held a passport will simplify the process.

Once you have your birth certificate you can go to any local solicitor and they certify your documents and if needs be write a letter confirming they have verified your identity and good character. The Law Society www.lawsociety.org.uk can recommend someone that is local to you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

AJ
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

How can a solicitor prove my good character if they have never met me.


Remember my original question stated that I am a recluse - NO ONE KNOWS ME.

Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you.

A solicitor really only needs to verify your identity.

They can do that if you provide a birth certificate and proof of address.

They can then search the bankruptcy register for example or potentially search for criminal convictions and on that basis provide you at least with a very basic reference if it was required.

Kind regards

AJ
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