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Proof of address USA

Before explaining what is a proof of address, we will explain what is a residence. The domicile or residence is the place where a natural person carries out her daily activities, that is, it is where the person lives.

Now, the proof of address is any document that confirms that the person actually lives in the place where he or she says. Normally, proofs of residence must not be older than 3 or 4 months to be accepted.

In the United States, proof of residency must be computer generated to be valid, so no handmade documents are accepted for this purpose.


WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE ACCEPTED AS PROOF OF ADDRESS IN THE USA?

The following documents can be used to prove your place of residence or address:

  • - A domestic service bill, such as water, electricity or gas bill, that is not more than 3 months old, and that shows your name and postal address

  • - Current driver's license

  • - Recent bank statement

  • - Receipt or tax invoice from local authority

  • - Original mortgage statement

Other documents that can be used as proof of domicile:


  • - ID card

  • - Property tax receipt

  • - Work card

  • - Gun license

  • - Vehicle registration certificate

  • - Pensioner card with address included

  • - Employer's Certificate


WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PROVE MY ADDRESS?

It is crucial being able to verify your residence, whatever country you are in, since:


  • - With the proof of address you can confirm before the law that you are legally living in that country, and that you comply with its regulations.

  • - The proof of residence is important for most legal procedures to be carried out, such as opening a bank account, processing a driver's license or some other identification document.


* OFFICIAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

Last, find below a list of the documents you can use to verify your identity inside the American territory:


  • - U.S. Passport

  • - Military identification card

  • - Student identification card


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