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How you can detect basic forgeries in identification documents.


Secure identity documents are presented as proof of identity, nationality, and status within the United Kingdom and for employment or renting accommodation.

Document verification is crucial in ensuring that the documents presented are both genuine and presented by the rightful holder.

However, there are thousands of fraudulent identity documents in circulation.

The UK home office has therefore issued guide to:

  1. Increase awareness of different types of identity documents used for identification purposes
  2. Outline what identity documents are encountered in the United Kingdom
  3. Gain knowledge of what to look for when presented with an identity document
  4. Provide a basic awareness of document abuse
  5. Introduce a checklist that can be used (Checklist A and Checklist B)

The UK home office guide explains:

  1. The security features in identity documents
  2. How identity documents are forged
  3. How to detect basic forgeries

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