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Oakwood prison identification requirements

HMP Oakwood
Oaks Drive
West Midlands
WV10 7QD

+44 (0)1902 799700

+44 (0)1902 799762

Identification Required

At HMP Oakwood all visitors are required to provide identification to gain entry. The visitor's name, address and date of birth must match what the prisoner has provided on his visitors' list.

Adult visitors (over 18 years of age):

Visitors must always bring two formal letters dated within 3-6 months (e.g gas/electric bill, bank statement, appointment letters, etc.) to validate their address details along with one form of photograph identification from the first list below or two forms of alternative identification from the second list below.

ONE of the following:
- Passport (including foreign passports and expired passports, photographs must still look like the visitor)
- EC Identity Card
- Driving Licence (photo card)
- Employer/Student ID Card (laser print not laminated, must be in date)
- Senior Citizens Bus/Rail Card


TWO of the following:
- Birth or Marriage Certificate (surname must match details on the system)
- Plastic annual Bus/Rail Pass (not paper or card)
- Cheque Book with valid Debit/Credit Card
- Proof of Age or Citizen Card
- Rent Book/Card
- Trade Union or Student Union membership Card
- Foreign Identity or Resident Card
- Library Card
- Paper Driving Licence
- Medical Card

We do not accept the following identification: other HMP ID Cards, Cash Convertor/Money Shop Cards, and Prisoner ID Cards.

Children visitors (under the age of 18):
All children under 18 years of age are not allowed to visit unless one of the following applies:
- Child is visiting dad - Child is visiting with Mother or Father - Child is visiting with a legal guardian (proof from the courts is required)

ID required:
Under 6 weeks: Red Book or Birth Certificate
Aged 0 to 9: Birth Certificate
Aged 10 to 17: Birth Certificate with one of the following:
Passport, Medical Card, Travel Card, or Student ID Card

Children's identification must be originals (not photocopies) and must be brought in on every visit as conditions of entry for all less than 18 years of age. Any child/ren, who visits without the appropriate Identification, will be refused entry as part of HMP Oakwood's commitment to children protection and safeguarding.