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    Hey Everyone,

    I'm going to start uni in the UK this September and I'm looking into opening my bank account for when I'm there. I've been reading and we need a proof of living that could be in utility bills and such, but those would only be available to me after I've lived there for a month?

    So I was wondering if there is anyone that can help me out clarifying the process and if they've gone through it what did you do?

    Thanks!
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    If you cant produce any of these you'll most likely have to wait and open one once you're here.
    If you have a house lined up here already though then any of the offical documents saying you will be living there should suffice failing that ask the land lord/agency.
    Good luck.
    What can I use as a valid proof of address to open a bank account?

    Utility bills
    a gas, water, electric, TV or landline phone bill (not mobile) that's less than three months old
    Local authority
    a council tax bill issued within the current financial year
    Banking
    a UK bank statement that's less than three months old (internet statements aren't acceptable)
    a UK credit card statement that's less than three months old (internet statements aren't acceptable)
    Housing
    a tenancy agreement or council rent book (must be current)
    a UK mortgage statement that's less than three months old (internet statements aren't acceptable)
    Shopping
    a catalogue or mail order statement that's less than three months old
    a hire purchase statement of account
    Personal
    your pension book
    a UK photocard driving license with your current address and its full paper counterpart
    a medical card / NHS card
    Insurance
    a motor insurance or home insurance certificate that has been issued within the last 12 months
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    proof of address:
    utilities bills or tenancy agreement from agent/landlord
    You can even ask your bank from home country to send you a statement as
    proof of address
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    You'll be opening one once you are there I assume? In which case you will already have accommodation sorted, such as the uni halls. When you do that you sign a tenancy agreement which can be used for opening a bank account
 
 
 
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