A proof of address is any original document which features the full name of the individual together with his residential address. A utility services bill, bank statement, credit card statement, mortgage or credit union statement, local authority tax bill, local council rent card, statement of the residential address issued by the local municipality, notary or banker can all serve as proof of address. A national identity card or drivers licence can also serve as proof of addres, if it contains the residential address and if such document is provided in addition to the passport of the same individual. For Due Diligence purposes, a proof of address document must be in original form (no photocopies!), and not older than 3 months. The logic behind requiring the proof of address is to have a reasonably accurate information of what is the the real, actual residence address of an individual.