I got an address proof – Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!

This is an update to this post.

When I transfered my bank account from Coimbatore to Chennai, I asked the Coimbatore branch to transfer my account to a Chennai branch that was around 3-4 KM from my house. But after I came here, I noticed that there was another branch (of the same bank) two streets behind my house!

So, I applied to the initial branch to shift my account to the new branch (behind my house) and update my new address. They transfered my account, but did not change the address. Maybe they thought I was going to a different branch anyway and I could always get it changed there. I wrote the earlier post when I came back on that day.

The next day, I went to the new branch and requested them to update my address. I submitted my ICICI bank credit card statement and a copy of my post office PPF pass book (which had my new address). They asked me to submit it and go.

I went back today to see that my address has been updated in the bank. They have printed out my new address in one of the pages in my pass book as well (they will give a new pass book only if this one gets over).

I think that should be sufficient and will be accepted by other departments as proof of address. Or, I need to make a lot of small transactions and keep requesting for statement printouts till all the pages in the old pass book get over. Then I will get a new passbook with my new address printed out in the first page.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy 😀

2014 Update:

I was trying to apply for a voter ID card, but they did not accept my application until 6 months before the elections, this year. Now I have got the Voter ID card. So, you should apply for Voter ID card (around 6 months) before elections to be assured of getting one. The documentation required for this is not very stringent.

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17 Replies to “I got an address proof – Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!”

  1. It is pretty clear to me.
    You have a proof of address because of service and salary earned. Hence the address in the bank pass book.
    You do not have a proof of address on being the son of your father. An affidavit from your father will suffice to claim that you are his son and you stay in the house with him.

    1. I am not sure if they will accept an affidavit like that in the bank, but since I had the PPF pass book, it was easier for me.

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    1. I think I was overreacting on the other day. I didn’t think about the probable reason for rejection of the address change request. But thankfully, my new branch people processed the request.

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  2. Recently to renew my passport i too got my address proof from the bank.It took almost a day to get a new statement with the new address.This was at SBI bank,had it been in ICICI or any private bank i would have got it in a hour.

    1. Yeah, it does take more time in govt banks. But what to do, the authorities accept only govt. bank pass-book for address proof!

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  3. Congrats, but if you want solid address proofs than this is just a start, Now you can use this bank pass book and start applying for address changes in all documents.

    Yes you must do regular transactions for it to be accepted by other government agencies.

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