UK ID/AML

What is possible with a UK ID/AML check?

The UK ID/AML checks establish a candidate’s identity by cross referencing personal information against a variety of sources including the UK Electoral Roll, telephone database and date of birth data held by credit providers.


Structure of the check

There are two UK ID/AML Checks listed by the API:

  • UKIDAMLCheckUKID
  • UKIDAMLCheckUKAML

Both are fundamentally the same, with the AML version having a larger scope of searcher performed against the candidate. This is mostly used by UK financial institutions to fulfil their AML (Anti-Money-Laundering) obligations.

When ordering either of the checks, no additional fields are required as part of the check section. However, the candidate must provide:

  • 1 set of forenames (first and middle)
  • Up to 2 surnames (current and previous)
  • A current address

You an only order either a UK ID or A UK AML check, thus for candidate entry orders you need not supply the quantity field.


Client entry order

A Typical example of a client entry order for a UK ID/AML check.

Request

                
"Checks": [
  {
    "CheckType": "UKIDAMLCheckUKID"
  } 
]
                
            

Response

                
"Checks": [
  {
    "CheckState": {
      "StateDescription": "Application"
    },
    "Id": "10001",
    "Comment": "",
    "CheckType": "UKIDAMLCheckUKID"
  }
]
                
            

Candidate entry order

A Typical example of a candidate entry order for a UK ID/AML check.

Request

                
"CheckGroups": [
  {
    "CheckTypeId": "UKIDAMLCheckUKAML"
  }
]
                
            

Response

                
"Checks": [
  {
    "CheckState": {
      "StateDescription": "Awaiting candidate entry"
    },
    "Id": "10001",
    "Comment": "",
    "CheckType": "UKIDAMLCheckUKAML"
  }
]