I moved to the UK from continental Europe around one year ago. Recently, I applied for a credit card. I thought I was declined, however today I received mail from the bank asking me to provide more details — namely, confirm my identity and address. I have to provide a "certified copy" of my ID card. They provide a list of "who can certify" which includes "post office, your bank, lawyer, solicitor, serving Police officer, Doctor (GP) etc." This is completely new for me. How does this work? Is it a completely normal thing to ask a police officer (which one?) to certify a photocopy of my ID? Or go to a GP and ask them?
Is this a common thing to do?
I am a bit afraid that I will look like an idiot, as I certainly would if I went to a doctor in my home country and asked them to do such a thing.