Postgraduate Loans - Birth or Adoption Certificate form

Postgraduate Loan
Birth or Adoption Certificate form
Your details
Customer Reference Number
Full name
DAY
MONTH
/
Date of birth
YEAR
/
About this form
You need to complete this form if you’re applying for a Postgraduate Loan but you can’t provide details from
a valid UK passport.
How to complete this form
You complete Section 1.
You need to have someone else complete Section 2 to confirm the information you’ve provided. Read the
information in the box below to find out who can complete Section 2 for you.
You complete Section 3 to confirm you’ve completed the form and included all the supporting documents
we need.
Return your fully completed form with your original birth or adoption certificate. Don’t send us a photocopy we can’t accept it unless it’s the original.
If your name has changed from the one stated on your birth or adoption certificate you also need to send us
one of the following:
• your change of name deed; or
• your marriage certificate or civil partnership documentation; or
• your divorce certificate or dissolution order.
Who can complete Section 2 for you?
Section 2 of this form must be completed by someone who:
• is a working professional, for example; a teacher, civil servant or police officer; and
• has known you for at least two years; and
• lives in the UK; and
• holds a valid British passport.
They must not:
• live at the same address as you; or
• be related to you by birth or marriage/civil partnership; or
• be your partner.
If you’re not sure if you know someone who meets the above criteria and want to discuss your options
call us on 0300 100 0031.
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Section 1 To be completed by the student
1.1
Your details
Date of Birth
DAY
MONTH
YEAR
/
/
Place of birth as stated on your birth or adoption
certificate
1.2
What are you sending?
My original birth certificate
My original adoption certificate
1.3
Give the reference number
on your certificate.
Now read, sign and date the declaration below.
Student’s declaration
• I enclose my original UK birth or adoption certificate as confirmation of my identity.
Student signature (in ink)
Today’s date
DAY
X
MONTH
/
YEAR
/
Now pass this form to someone who meets the criteria mentioned on page 1 of this form.
They need to fully complete Section 2 including their declaration on page 4 and then give the form back to
you to return to us.
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Section 2 To be completed by the person confirming the
student’s identity
Information for the person confirming the student’s identity
Read ‘Who can complete Section 2 of this form for you?’ on page 1 and make sure you meet the criteria – if
you don’t you shouldn’t complete Section 2 of this form.
If you do meet the criteria - complete the rest of this form and remember to read, sign and date the
declaration on the next page.
The information that you provide on this form will be used to confirm the applicant’s identity and to
determine whether they are potentially eligible for student finance.
Who will use this information?
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has transferred certain functions relating to
student finance to the Student Loans Company (SLC).
The SLC will be the data controller for the information you provide on this form. Business, Innovation and
Skills is also the data controller for this information as it is responsible for it by law. However, if you would
like to see your information please contact the SLC.
The SLC may contact you, your employer or Her Majesty’s Passport Office to verify the information you
provide on this form. The SLC will need to keep your information in order to audit their assessment of the
student’s eligibility for student finance.
By law the SLC must protect the public funds they handle and may use the information that you provide
to prevent and detect fraud. They may also share this information for the same purposes with other
government departments who handle public funds.
2.1
Your details
Title
Forename(s)
Surname/family name
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Section 2 To be completed by the person confirming the
student’s identity
2.2
Your employment information
Occupation
Your passport number
Name of employer/company
Work address
Postcode
Work telephone number
2.3
How long have you known the student
named in Section 1?
year(s)
Declaration
You need to read the following information, then sign and date below.
By completing this declaration I confirm that:
• I do not live at the same address as the student;
• I have known the student for at least 2 years;
• I hold a British passport;
• I am not related to the student by birth, marriage or civil partnership;
• I am not in a personal relationship with the student (for example, they are not my partner);
• the student named in Section 1 of this form is the same person as the one named on the attached UK
birth or adoption certificate; and
• to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information I have provided is true and complete. If it is not, I
understand the student may have their financial support withdrawn and I could be prosecuted.
Your signature (in ink)
X
Today’s date
DAY
MONTH
/
YEAR
/
Now pass this form back to the student.
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Section 3 To be completed by the student
Returning your form and original documents
3.1
Have you checked all the information
you’ve given in Section 1 is correct?
No - Make sure you’ve completed all the
questions and signed and dated your
declaration. We can’t accept your form if any
information is missing.
Yes
3.2
Does the person confirming your
information meet the acceptable
criteria on page 1 and have they fully
completed all questions and signed
and dated their declaration?
No - Make sure they’ve completed all the
questions and signed and dated their
declaration. We can’t accept your form if any
information is missing or the person verifying
your information doesn’t meet the criteria on
page 1.
Yes
3.3
Have you attached your original birth
or adoption certificate?
No - If your document is missing or you send a
photocopy we won’t be able to accept it as
proof of your identity.
Yes - You’re ready to return your form.
Send it to the following address:
Student Finance England
PO Box 210
Darlington
DL1 9HJ
Remember to pay the correct postage and
ask for proof of postage.
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