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Identity cards for foreign nationals

28 Nov 2008

Law Society confirms use of identity cards as part of AML procedures

From 25 November, identity cards will be compulsory for foreign nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. The first cards will go to students and the husbands, wives and partners of permanent residents who are given permission to extend their stay in the UK. The ID cards can be used by solicitors to verify identity for client due diligence purposes under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.

More information on the ID scheme

More information on the Law Society of England and Wales Guidance on AML