Always been my custom to obtain copy passports/driving license for clients as photo ID to prove they exist etc. etc.
A fairly new trust client I deal with gives rise to substantial tax refunds for a minor child due to large trust distributions.
I now want to do an ID check on the child, who I have never met, in case of moneylaundering. Have been to dad's house (he is the trustee) and have seen circumstantial evidence that the child exists. I prepare the R40 for the child's refund, signed by his father.
I really do not want to ask father if I can copy son's passport, because it makes me feel uneasy. And I do not really want to have the child's photo in my filing cabinet.
What is the easiest, safest way to do an ID check for a client who is a minor. I am a bit out of touch in this area.