Index of documents supporting the Grant of Approval to Royal Mail Group Ltd’s Identity Verification service.

  1. What the tScheme Approved Service Mark signifies.
  2. Approved Service - Service Description
  3. Approval Profiles used in the assessment:
    Base Approval Profile tSd0111 3.00
    Profile for Identity Registration tSd0108 2.06
    Profile for an Identity Provider tSd0112 1.00
    Profile for Credential Management tSd0113 1.00

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What the tScheme Approved Service Mark signifies

When a trust service carries the tScheme Mark, you can be secure in the knowledge that:

For each service, tScheme approval is regularly reviewed and may be withdrawn.

This Grant of Approval does not affirm or endorse any claims of conformance to standards or adherence to guidelines not explicitly listed as forming part of the service assessment.


Approved Service - Service Description

The subject service of this Grant of Approval is the Royal Mail Identity Verification service from Royal Mail Group Limited.

The Royal Mail Identity Verification service (RMIV) enables users to prove their identity in order to access government services online. It directly aligns to the relevant parts of the UK Government’s identity assurance guidelines and is compliant with the requirements of the UK Government Verify Identity Assurance scheme.

Citizens prove their identity when registering for the RMIV Service using personal information only they will know (Identity Evidence). The processes are robust and externally assessed to meet standards required for UK and other governments, together with commercial requirements. Once registered, citizens are issued with their own unique log-in credentials which they can directly manage via the RMIV Service’s online portal.

These credentials are based on widely used standards and can be used to access many different online services, offering enhanced online protection convenience and compliance for all types of transactions users undertake using this service.


The tScheme Code of Conduct

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