UCAT Photo ID Policy

You are required to take photographic identification from the list below to your test.  It must meet the requirements of the country where you are testing.

You will not be allowed to test and you will lose your test fee if you do not have the correct photo ID.

Permitted Photo ID

PASSPORT - accepted at ANY test centre

PHOTO-CARD DRIVER'S LICENCE (full or provisional) - ONLY accepted at test centres in the country of issue.

EU IDENTITY CARD or IRISH PASSPORT CARD - ONLY accepted at test centres in the EU (no longer accepted in UK).  Information on the card must be presented in Roman script as well as the original character set.

GOVERNMENT-ISSUED IDENTITY CARD FROM A NON-EU COUNTRYONLY accepted at test centres in the country of issue.  Information on the card can be presented in Roman script or local language.

Important rules for all permitted forms of ID above:

  • It must be government-issued ID

  • It must be the original ID (not a photocopy or digital ID).

  • The name on your ID must exactly match the name you registered in your web account (which appears in your appointment confirmation email).  If it does not match, please refer to the FAQ section below before contacting us.

  • It must be unexpired.  For 2022 only, expired ID (no more than 12 months) will be permitted.

  • If the ID does not include your visible signature, it will ONLY be accepted if presented together with an unexpired bankcard that has your printed name and visible signature.  This also applies in the case of child passports signed by a parent.

  • the photograph on the ID must be recent enough that you can easily be identified.

Transport passes, library cards, student/employer ID cards or proof of age cards (e.g. CitizenCard, Post Office PASS card, Young Scots Card) are NOT accepted under any circumstance.

To check if your ID is acceptable please email Pearson VUE Customer Services at least 10 working days before your appointment for advice.  Please upload a photo of your ID with your enquiry.

Alternative ID for candidates testing in a UK Test Centre

If you are taking the test in the UK and cannot present one of the permitted forms of ID above, there is a fall back solution for some candidates.  Please refer to this guidance

Candidates who cannot meet the Test Centre Photo ID Policy

If you cannot obtain a permitted form of ID, please refer to the FAQs below.


ID Policy FAQs

How do I change the name registered on my account?

I cannot obtain permitted ID, what should I do?

Can I test if I don’t have correct ID?

What is the ID policy for the online proctored OnVUE UCAT?