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Proof of identity - Branch and Postal applications

To meet legislative requirements and prevent money laundering we need to collect ID that verifies who you are and, in some cases, documentation that verifies the affordability for the chosen account.

Normally, this can be completed electronically as part of your online application. However, if it cannot be confirmed electronically, we are required to get physical documents.

The documentation we require will be outlined in your application pack. You can provide this documentation in one of two ways:

In Branch

You can visit your local branch where your documents will be validated & certified, and application completed.

Documents you can take to a branch to confirm your identity and address. We require one original item of identification and one original item of address verification. You will also be required to provide originals of the items detailed in the affordability verification.

Identification

  • Certified copy of current valid signed Passport
  • Certified copy of full Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland/UK driving licence or provisional licence
  • Certified copy of Garda Identification (ML10) form and photograph
  • Certified copy of National Identity Card
    must show photograph

Address Verification

  • Original bank, Building Society or Credit Card statement
    Less than 6 months old
  • Original utility bill (e.g. gas, electricity)
    less than 6 months old. Mobile phone bills are not acceptable
  • Original mortgage summary statement
    Less than 12 months old
  • Original notification of determination of tax credits
    valid for the current/next tax year
  • Original balancing statement for Revenue Commissioners
    issued within 6 months of account opening
  • Original local Authority/County Council Services Bill
    issued within the last 6 months

Affordability Verification

We may require some of the following for Loans, Credit Card and Current account applications.

  • One payslip
    only required if salary not paid into existing Ulster Bank account no more than 8 weeks old
  • Three months bank statements
    non Ulster Bank customers only last transaction date no more than 8 weeks ago
  • One month statement for each credit card held*
    dated within the last 40 days
  • Proof of mortgage/rental payment
    only required if not paid from your existing bank account with us
  • Statement of any other existing finance agreements
    showing balance of borrowing with other financial institutions
  • One month statement for credit union account (if applicable)
    dated within last 40 days
  • *Where a credit card is being refinanced as part of a loan, 3 months credit card statements for each card are required.

By Post

Documents you can post back to us along with your signed application form to verify your application.

Document Guidelines

  • We require one certified item of Identification and one original item of Address verification
  • Documents must be certified by a member of Ulster Bank staff, a solicitor, accountant or notary public
  • We cannot accept items printed from the internet, including internet bank statements
  • We cannot accept statements issued by Ulster Bank
  • We will return your documentation once we've processed your application

Please note that your application is valid for 28 days from the date you apply.

Identification

  • Certified copy of current valid signed Passport
  • Certified copy of full Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland/UK driving licence or provisional licence
  • Certified copy of Garda Identification (ML10) form and photograph
  • Certified copy of National Identity Card
    must show photograph

Address Verification

  • Original bank, Building Society or Credit Card statement
    Less than 6 months old
  • Original utility bill (e.g. gas, electricity)
    less than 6 months old. Mobile phone bills are not acceptable
  • Original mortgage summary statement
    Less than 12 months old
  • Original notification of determination of tax credits
    valid for the current/next tax year
  • Original balancing statement for Revenue Commissioners
    issued within 6 months of account opening
  • Original local Authority/County Council Services Bill
    issued within the last 6 months

Affordability Verification

We may require some of the following for Loans, Credit Card and Current account applications.

  • One payslip
    only required if salary not paid into existing Ulster Bank account no more than 8 weeks old
  • Three months bank statements
    non Ulster Bank customers only last transaction date no more than 8 weeks ago
  • One month statement for each credit card held*
    dated within the last 40 days
  • Proof of mortgage/rental payment
    only required if not paid from your existing bank account with us
  • Statement of any other existing finance agreements
    showing balance of borrowing with other financial institutions
  • One month statement for credit union account (if applicable)
    dated within last 40 days
  • *Where a credit card is being refinanced as part of a loan, 3 months credit card statements for each card are required.

We cannot accept photocopies and items printed from the internet, including internet bank statements.