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Durham University

Student Registry

Verification of Identity

If you are starting a new course, you must verify your identity at your college before you can collect your campus card.

We accept the following photographic identification as proof of identity:

  • Current Passport
  • Current UK Driving Licence
  • Current European Identity Card

If you are a UK student and you do not have any of these forms of identification, you may supply your original Birth Certificate.

If you are unable to come to Durham for the first term due to travel restrictions or serious health concerns and plan to study online you will still need to have your identity verified. Your college will make arrangements with you to verify your identity at the start of your course through an online Teams/Zoom meeting.