What Are Some Ways to Prove Residency?


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Individuals can prove residency by presenting a government-issued driver's license or identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles that has a current address, according to the California Office of the Attorney General. Vehicle registration from the DMV may also serve as proof of residency.

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For some verification purposes, a recent utility bill for power, water, sewer or trash may serve as proof of residency as long as the occupant's name and address are present, according to the California Office of the Attorney General. A residential lease, property deed or mortgage paper can also verify a person's residence.

A landline or mobile phone bill with the individual's address preprinted can be used for residency verification, as well as a recent paycheck, pay stub or earning statement from an employer, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Some institutions or government agencies accept an account statement from a brokerage house, bank or financial institution if it was issued within the last three months.

Current valid renter's, motor vehicle or homeowner's insurance policies that verify residency are accepted, as long as it is an original copy and dated within one year, states the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. A recent certified school record, college transcript or enrollment documentation with name and address preprinted is also accepted for residency verification.

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