When hiring a vehicle from us in your name, we first need to validate the identity of you, the hirer. As the hirer, you'll be the person paying. We'll also need to do the same for anyone else who will be an authorised driver.
This is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Proof of Identity
- Proof of Address
- Proof of Work
1. Proof of Identity
You'll need to bring:
- A valid passport or national identity card that has not expired. We will also accept a valid police or military warrant card as long as it features your full name and photograph.
- A full driving licence valid for use on the United Kingdom. You must have held this licence for a minimum of two years. (If you're travelling to Europe, please also see our Driving in Europeadvice page.)
- If you've a UK mainland licence, you'll also need to bring your National Insurance Number. We'll use these details to check for any endorsements on the licence. (Don't worry if you've got some, but be upfront about them when booking a vehicle - there's a space in the booking system to tell us more. The more we know, the more we can help.)
- If you're bringing a licence from Northern Ireland, you'll need to bring along your counterpart. We'll verify the counterpart at the rental desk.
- If you're bringing a foreign licence, check to make sure it's valid for the UK. We'll conduct verification at the rental desk, while you wait.
- You'll also need to pay for your rental with a credit or debit card in your name. If you've paid online, you'll need to present the same card to the rental desk - even if you've used Apple Pay or Google Pay. Full details about how to pay are here.
2. Proof of Address
- These should be dated within the last three months and must feature your name.
- They must not be printed at home, but must have been sent to you through the post.
- Bank or building society statements, council tax bills, utility bills such as electricity, gas or electric (but not mobile telephone bills) are all acceptable.
3. Proof of Work
- If you're employed, please bring along your most recent payslip. (It's ok to show an electronic version or bring a print out.) If you have a professionally-produced business card featuring your name, job title, and company name, you can use this instead. Certain occupations are excluded from our insurance cover.
- If you're self-employed, please bring along a professionally-produced business card featuring your name and your business's trading style, alternatively your VAT registration certificate, most recent business rates bill, or HMRC Statement of Account SA302.
- If you're retired, please bring along your latest pension statement or pay advice slip. If you're bringing a bank or building society statement to prove your address, you can use it instead (as long as it shows the relevant credit into your account).