Acceptable Forms of Identification
Acceptable Forms of Identification in Scotland
What is Challenge 25?
You should only accept official forms of identification as defined under the Licensing Act. These are as follows:
- UK Driving Licenc
- EU Photocard Driving Licence
- Valid Passport
- Young Scot Card
- Identification card bearing the PASS hologram
There are several forms of identification that are acceptable as proof of age and all will contain a recognizable photograph and also show a date of birth. These include:
EU Driving Licence
As you can see there are various forms of identification available, all of the above carry the PASS hologram logo except the UK Passport and UK Driving Licence. All of the above cards can be accepted as proof of age throughout Scotland. Student I.D card and bank debit/credit cards are not a valid form of identification.
Unfortunately there are also identity cards on the market that look very similar to some of the above. They are classed as novelty items and can be obtained via the internet for as little as £10.00. You will need to be vigilant when checking forms of identification.
Beware of fake I.D. cards! always take the card from the individual and check the indentification offered to you is genuine.