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If you intend to open a Barclays bank account, it's important to know what will be legally required of you before doing so. The first and most obvious piece of advice to arm yourself with before undertaking this process is acquiring correct and valid forms of personal identification which the bank will require legally.
Furthermore you will require two different forms, as one will be used as proof of identification and the other will be used to validate your current UK address.
If you're the owner of a valid UK passport or driving licence this is perhaps the best and easiest way of proving you are who you say are, as both forms of ID include photographs. However, other methods of proving your identity may work, such as a student ID card. To prove your current UK address should bring along a bank statement which must be less than three months old - legally speaking UK store card statements will not be a viable option.
Though a council tax or mortgage statement will, both of these must be less than 12 months old and the mortgage statement cannot be printed from the internet.