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This article details document requirements for French Know Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Business (KYB) procedures, in addition to Capital Deposits. To comply with financial regulations for capital deposits, a proof of address is mandatory for shareholders.
Accepted proofs of address
Your name and address must be clearly visible and match the information you've provided. The following documents are acceptable to provide proof of address:
|Document type||Description||Issuance date||Document provider|
|Utility bills||Invoices for essential services like water, gas and electricity||Less than 3 months||Official utility provider|
|Internet bills||Invoices for internet services||Less than 3 months||Official utility provider|
|Tax Notices||The most recent notice from a tax authority, with a summary of your existing tax liabilities||Most recent (less than 1 year)||Government authority|
|Housing tax notices||Your most recent housing or property tax notice||Most recent (less than 1 year)||Government authority|
|Rent receipts||Records of rent payments issued by professional lessor. In situations of private rentals, we recommend presenting either a rental agreement or one of the other mentioned proof of address documents. We do not accept Avis d'échéance* as a rental receipt.||Most recent (1 month)||Professional lessor, valid private lessor|
|Rental agreement||A legally binding contract with a property owner or lessor||Less than 3 months||Professional lessor, valid private lessor|
Proof of address example
Here is a visual example illustrating a proof of address document:
- The name of the official utility provider.
- Your clearly visible name and address.
- Utility bill date within the past 3 months.
*Avis d'échéance is a commonly used French term to refer to a payment reminder or due notice. People typically get due notices for rent, insurance, or electricity bills.