Summary

Electronic Identity Verification is a process conducted by First AML to ensure an individual's Identity Documents are currently valid. First AML's verification process is inline with the Reporting Entities countries legislative standards. 

Below we will state what is collected as per the countries legislative requirements.


In order to verify individuals via electronic verification, a First AML Analyst will send an email with a link to our electronic verification form which is to be completed by the individual. The form requires individuals to take a photo of their chosen identity document(s) and complete the fields with their personal identity information, based on the legislation the Reporting Entity is abiding by. 

First AML requires explicit consent from the customer before conducting any electronic verification, excluding PEP checks. Consent is provided through our verification form.

If a client has not completed verification through our forms, our Analysts will go back and explicitly ask for their consent. In this situation, the general response from a customer can be: "I consent to First AML electronically verifying my personal details".

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Australian Legislation 

Under the Australian legislation, we are required to verify the name and date of birth against two separate databases. To do so, we require a copy of the individuals passport and driver's license. An email will be sent from one of the analyst at First AML to the individual, with an online form where they can submit the information.

First AML verify the identity of individuals electronically using one of the following identity documents:

  • Australian or New Zealand passport and;
  • Australian or New Zealand driver's license 

  

The details of the document (Name, Date of Birth, Licence/Passport/ID Number) are electronically verified against the relevant government databases. Individuals are sent the First AML verification form and asked to supply images of the two 




New Zealand Legislation 

Electronic Identity Verification (EIV) is a process conducted by First AML to ensure an individual's identification and address are current and valid. It is one of the two ways of conducting identity verification, as per the DIA's Code of Practice.


First AML verify the identity of individuals electronically using one of the following identity documents:

  • New Zealand Passport
  • New Zealand Driver Licence
  • New Zealand Birth Certificate
  • Australian Passport
  • Australian Driver Licence

The details of the document (Name, Date of Birth, Licence/Passport/ID Number) are electronically verified against the relevant government databases. Individuals are sent the First AML verification form and asked to supply images of one of the identity documents requested.

For address verification, individuals are asked to provide their current residential address which First AML verify against:

  • Land Information New Zealand
  • Centrix Credit Bureau data
  • New Zealand Companies Office Register
  • White Pages
  • New Zealand Transport Agency Vehicle Registration




United Kingdom Legislation 

Electronic Identity Verification (EID&V) (EIV) is a process conducted by First AML to ensure an individual's identification and address are current and valid.

First AML verify the identity of individuals electronically using one of the following identity documents:

  • UK Passport
  • UK Driving Licence 
  • National Identity Card

The details of the document (Name, Date of Birth, Licence/Passport/ID Number) are electronically verified against the relevant government databases. Individuals are sent the First AML verification form and asked to supply images of one of the identity documents requested.

 

Address Verification

For address verification, individuals are asked to provide their current residential address which First AML verify against:

  • Credit Agencies such as Equifax, Experian
  • Electoral roll
  • Landline and mobile network operations
  • Land Registry
  • UK Companies House





Where to find the Electronic Verification Report 


To view the Electronic Identity Verification Report in the First AML platform please first click into the individuals profile and then head over to the "Verifications" tab. 


From there you will be able to see the most recent Electronic Identity Verification Report (EIV) run on the individual, as well as their EIV history. To view the details please click on the little eye icon on the right hand side of the page next to the date.




You can also print the Electronic Identity Verification Report by clicking into the little eye icon and then hitting Ctrl + P. Alternatively, the whole case report can be printed from the main page of the case by clicking on the printer icon at the top of the page.



This function can also be used to save the EIV report as a PDF. To save the EIV report as a PDF first click into the little eye icon to open up the EIV report. Once the page is open press Ctrl + P to open up your printing preferences. From there you will have the option to change the printout destination, please select "Microsoft Print to PDF". You can then hit Print and save the EIV report to a folder of your choice.