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    I'm going into year 12 and will be recieving EMA but the thing is I don't have a bank account. This may seem simple 'go to the bank and open one' but I also don't have a passport as it expired and there is no point renewing it right now.

    All I have is a birth certificate, if my mum came with me to the bank would they let me set up a bank account without a passport?
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    yes they should be fine with that.
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    Yeah I think you only need one form of I.D.
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    (Original post by haz220807)
    Yeah I think you only need one form of I.D.
    Thanks I set it up today. I had nothing to worry about as I was able to set it up over the phone because I had a previous account from when I was a child but it was a childs account more than a bank account so it's all good.

    Thanks again you two.
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    Yep, it'll be fine. I've never had a passport only a birth certificate and I've used that when signing up for most things.
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    Glad it got done quickly and easily!
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    If you're opening a new bank account with a bank you've not banked with I'd be surprised if they accepted only one ID unless it's a Passport or Driving License.

    With just a birth certificate I wouldn't be surprised if they asked you for an additional form of ID, they usually do if you present something which isn't a photo ID.
 
 
 
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