I don’t believe this. I shifted from Coimbatore to Chennai before sometime, and I still don’t have an address proof! This, in-spite of my parents living in the current house (which we are staying now) for more than six years.
I have no clue that it would be so difficult to get an address proof in a metropolitan city of India – Chennai! I wonder how you people manage, any help would be appreciated.
We don’t have a ration card (for the last six years, since shifting to the new house) and our application was accepted earlier, but no one came for verification and we never got a new ration card.
I went to the Voter ID card department here and they told me that they don’t accept new applications now (before about a month or two).
There is a postal department service where they verify the address (through the postman) and give an ID for a nominal fee. But it seems this ID is not accepted anywhere, like driving license authorities or govt banks!
I went to change the address in my driving license, but they want proof of address. A bank statement from ICICI bank/ credit card statements are not accepted. But they said that a Government bank passbook with my address is acceptable as address proof.
So, I go to a govt bank (where I have an account, but the address is my previous Coimbatore address) but they don’t accept ICICI bank statements or Post Office PPF pass book (which I got changed to my current address with great difficulty). They want one of the valid ID proof like driving license, etc.
Back to square one.
All utility bills like electricity bill and telephone bill are in my fathers name. I don’t have a passport and under my present condition, can’t even imagine applying for one (they need three address/ID proof documents it seems!).
What does one do? Remain addressless?
I am sure all of you would have gone through such experiences. Do you think I need to apply for Voter ID card by registered post (one idea that I have, but not sure how far it will work) or reapply for ration card? Do people get new ration cards, even if we have more income than prescribed by them?
What do you think is the easiest way to get an address proof? Please suggest the best way to get an address proof.
PS: Fortunately, I have an ID proof – PAN Card. But that thing doesn’t have any address!!
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