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Resource material › Evidence of Identity Standard - replaced

The Evidence of Identity (EOI) Standard (Version 2.0) has been replaced by the Identification Management Standards as of 1 March 2021. The standard should be used for reference only.

Guidance still in use:

This guidance is still useful even though it still references the old EOI Standard. Where relevant they will be updated or replaced in the future.
The Factsheets provide details about documents that are commonly used during identification processes.
This guide provides organisations with information to help them understand how personal names are used and to improve the quality of their personal name data.

The following document is a historic record:

They are links to old and/or superseded documents for reference purposes only. For more information contact
For any enquiries about these documents or the new Identification Standards, contact the Identification Standards Team

Page last updated 19 January 2022