Identity Verification Code of Practice

Updated in December 2017

Explanatory Note

This Explanatory Note should be read in conjunction with the Amended Identity Verification Code of Practice 2013. This note replaces the previous Explanatory Note that was published in October 2013.

The Amended Identity Verification Code of Practice 2013 (the code) clarified requirements for electronic identity verification following the implementation of the Electronic Identity Verification Act 2012 and the Identity Information Confirmation Act 2012. It replaced the previous Identity Verification Code of Practice 2011.

This Explanatory Note provides further clarification to reporting entities that seek to comply with Part 3 of the code by using electronic identity verification.

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