Proof of life and residence for foreign pensions

If you're a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen and receive a pension from another country, we can provide a stamp on your ‘confirmation of life’ form (free of charge) to confirm your residency in the UK. You'll need to contact our Electoral Services Team to make an appointment at West Offices.

Each person named on the ‘confirmation of life’ form will need to attend the appointment and bring the following:

  • the ‘confirmation of life’ form you need us to authorise
  • a valid passport, driver's licence, bus pass or other photo ID

You'll also need to bring one of the following to prove your address:

  • a utility bill dated no more than 3 months before the date of your appointment
  • a bank or building society statement or passbook dated no more than 1 month before the date of your appointment
  • a council tax bill dated no more than 1 year before the date of your appointment

Your details and the electoral register

If your name on your ‘confirmation of life’ form is different to what's on the electoral register, you'll also need to provide proof of your change of name (such as a marriage certificate).

We provide proof of address by checking the electoral register against the address listed on your ‘confirmation of life’ form.

If you're not a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen, you'll need to provide proof of address using a bank statement or utility bill. This is because your name will not appear on the electoral register.

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