Acceptable forms of ID in the UK
We recognise that it might be a difficult task for you and your staff to judge and assess someone's age correctly. This is why we recommend applying the 'Challenge 25' scheme; anyone attempting to buy age-restricted goods who looks under the age of 25, will be asked to produce ID.
Of course, in order to do so, you must also be clear with your staff and in your store on what you accept as acceptable proof of age/ID, i.e. a photo driving licence, passport or PASS card (e.g. CitizenCard or Young Scot card.), to prove their age.
List of IDs you should accept as proof of age in the UK:
- passport (UK or international; unexpired)
- driving licences or provisional driving licence (UK or EU; unexpired)
- EU national identity card (unexpired)