Which documents count as Proof of Address?

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The Proof of Address (POA) is a document that validates your address. Note that if you are a US resident, you won't need to provide a POA document in order to complete the verification process.

Please make sure that your document has your full name, current address and was issued within the last 6 months before the date of submission. You can submit an original photo of a paper document or a digital PDF version.

Some proof of address examples:

  • Utility bill for gas, electricity, water, internet, etc. (no older than 6 months)
  • Bank statement (no older than 6 months)
  • Credit card statement issued by a bank (no older than 6 months)
  • Tax bill (no older than 6 months)
  • Home internet and TV bills (but not from satellite TV companies) (no older than 6 months)
  • Landline and mobile telephone bill (no older than 6 months)
  • Mortgage statement.
  • Certificate of voter registration.
  • Correspondence with a government authority regarding the receipt of benefits such as a pension, unemployment benefits, housing benefits, and so on
  • A lease agreement that is current and has the signatures of the landlord and the tenant
  • Rent bills issued by a real estate rental agency
  • Letter from a recognized public authority or public servant
  • Employer’s certificate for PoA

Alternative Proof of Residency Examples

The following documents can also be accepted as valid proof of address, but only if they contain an address:

  • Passport
  • Identity card
  • Driving license
  • Residence permit (EU samples containing address)

The same document cannot be used to confirm both an identity and a place of residence. So, if you submit an ID document as proof of address, you will need to provide a different document to confirm your identity.