Will U.S brokers accept a utility bill as a proof of residency-address (when opening account) if it is not registered in my name?

  • 2
    Why not ask the brokerage itself? Commented Apr 28, 2021 at 14:43
  • 6
    How would a bill in your father's name prove that you are a resident?
    – D Stanley
    Commented Apr 28, 2021 at 14:47
  • Are you a minor (under 18 years old)?
    – Nosjack
    Commented Apr 28, 2021 at 15:19
  • If your name isn't on the bill then it isn't proof that you reside at the billed address. Commented Jun 30, 2021 at 16:15

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Ultimately, only your broker can answer this question. I would ask them directly.

Most proof-of-residence documents require both the address and your name. If your name is not on the utility bill then they probably won't accept it. Your best bet is to provide a government ID, some sort of school enrollment document (if you are a minor or at college), or a pay-stub. Again, it has to include both your address and your name.

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