Be sure your users are who they say they are

GOV.UK Verify is a trusted, secure way to prove identity online. Designed to prevent fraud and protect users’ privacy, it’s a safe way to make sure you’re giving the right people access to your service.

Find out how to get started

How GOV.UK Verify can help services

As services move online to make things simpler and faster for users, they can face an increased risk of fraud. Using GOV.UK Verify to prove identity online can:

  • help protect services and users from fraud
  • replace face-to-face identity checks
  • stop users waiting for documents to arrive in the post
  • replace physical signatures on legal documents

Find out if GOV.UK Verify is right for your service.

How GOV.UK Verify works

  • 'Certified companies' check the details users provide against records held by organisations like credit agencies.
  • Data isn’t stored in one place or shared unnecessarily.
  • There are different levels of identity assurance so services can choose the right one for them.
  • GOV.UK Verify continually monitors for fraud.

Read more about how GOV.UK Verify works.

Secure by design

Working with the National Cyber Security Centre and the Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, the GOV.UK Verify team designed GOV.UK Verify to:

  • meet EU rules like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • meet the highest anti-fraud standards
  • protect users’ privacy

Read about the identity assurance principles that GOV.UK Verify follows.

Supported by the people who built it

The GOV.UK Verify team at the Government Digital Service (GDS) gives services:

Contact the support team.

Tried and trusted

You don’t need to build your own digital identity check from scratch or go through a long procurement process.

GOV.UK Verify has been designed and tested by GDS and it’s being used by over 2 million users and 8 organisations, including:

Department
for Environment
Food & Rural Affairs
Driver & Vehicle
Licencing
Agency
Department
for Work &
Pensions
HM Revenue
& Customs

“Being able to verify their identity online saves our users time and means we can start processing their application quicker.”

– Lisa Keenaghan, Digital Service Manager, Disclosure and Barring Service

Email us if you’d like to know more about using GOV.UK Verify.