What documents are accepted for proof of address?

Every person needs to be fully verified when joining Cat in a Flat as a cat watcher. You can upload your personal address document in your profile form. You'll need to provide a high quality photo or scan of a valid address document which shows:
  • Your name
  • Your full personal address
  • A date of issue (should not be older than 3 months, please see exceptions below)
  • A logo, or clear name of the sender (e.g. your bank, your local authority, your utilities provider, etc)
  • The nature of the document (e.g. type of bill, subject of the letter, etc)

We accept photo/scan of a physical letter or PDF copies of your digital statements

Your name and personal address on the document must match those on your Cat in a Flat profile.

A valid document can be:

  • Your utility bill - Gas, Electric, Phone
  • Your bank or credit card statement
  • Your council tax bill, or a HMRC notification
  • Your vehicle registration or tax
  • Your photo driving licence showing your address and its expiry date
  • Council or housing association rent card or tenancy agreement for the current year 
  • The confirmation of registration and student status

Important information to note:

  • Your utility bill and bank statement cannot be older than 3 months 
  • You can also submit a document from a Local Authority or FCA authorised institution which was issued within the last 12 months. For example, a yearly council tax bill or a letter confirming the opening of a bank account.
  • Your address cannot be a PO Box, as this will not be accepted.
  • The address proof must be issued to your personal address. We cannot accept address proofs that have been issued to a business.
  • We do not accept one-off receipts, invoices, or delivery notes.

Please upload your documents to your profile. To add more than one document, please add them one at a time.

Please note: During busy times, profiles can take up to 7 days to be approved.

If you have already had your address verified, but need to
change your address that's no problem. You can submit your new proof of address within your profile.

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