Account Forms

In accordance with Joint Money Laundering Steering Group ("JMLSG") guidance, we can accept electronic copies or certified colour scans of the identification documents detailed in this document subject to the following specifications. Please note any documents provided electronically which are not clear, in colour and certified in accordance with the below will not be accepted.

Alternatively, we can also accept copies of the original documents via post detailing an original certification signature but this will delay the completion of our account opening due diligence.

All documents must be legible, and be written preferably in English or at minimum in a language based on the Latin Alphabet for ease of translation. Any documents submitted in Aramaic (i.e. Arabic / Hebrew), Logographic (i.e. Chinese), Greek / Cyrillic (i.e. Russian) Alphabets or such other non-Latin Alphabets will either be rejected or will contribute severe delays to the account opening process if no other document has been provided instead:

Identity Document Requirements

Please ensure that your digital photograph or colour scan clearly displays the following:

  • All 4 corners of the document (no cropping)
  • Your full name, date of birth, and current mailing address
  • All details on the page (no black/blurred portions)
  • ID number
  • Valid issue date (document cannot be expired)
  • Front and back of the ID card
  • The relevant certification per the Certified Document Checklist below

Address Verification Document Requirements

Please ensure that your digital photograph or colour scan clearly displays the following:

  • All four corners of the document (no cropping)
  • Your full name, mailing address and date
  • Official company letterhead
  • Printed/mailed document (we do not accept online statements)

Certified Document Requirements

The following people can certify documents. Please note that we may contact the certifier or request additional documentary evidence from you.

  • A member of the judiciary, a senior civil servant or a serving police or customs officer
  • A lawyer or notary public
  • An actuary
  • An accountant holding a recognised professional qualification
  • A director, officer or a manager of a regulated financial services business operating in an equivalent jurisdiction
  • An embassy, consulate or high commission of the country of issue of the documentary evidence of identity

The certifier must be independent of the individual for whom the certification is being provided and cannot be a family member or associated in any way with the account to be opened with us.

Certified Document Checklist

(for the certifier)

  • Please take a photocopy of the document.
  • Please write the following wording on the photocopy:

    For identity verification

    "I certify that I have seen the original document and this is a complete and accurate copy and that the photograph is a true likeness of the person who presented it."

    For address verification

    "I certify that I have seen the original document and this is a complete and accurate copy."

  • Please add signature and date.
  • Please print your name underneath in BLOCK CAPITALS.
  • Please add your position of capacity e.g. accountant, business name and address.
  • If you have an official stamp, please stamp the document.

ID Requirement Forms

Terms, Policies and Procedures