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Old 10-11-2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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I am a seasoned traveller of the South Pacific/North America. But now that I've come to the UK with my working holdiday visa, I can't seem to be able to open a bank account. You need proof of address to do this, and for the national tax number. How or what will will satisfy the banks? I can get a provisional license if I give up my Canadian Drivers License ID. or they will accept bills but I just got here so I don't have any and I'm living with a mates family for free. Any ideas or tricks that people may have used to bypass this would be very helpful.
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make an appointment with the bank to see an advisor for more clarification, however you will need something with your address on such as a bill etc. Also go to your local dss (department of social security) this is usually in your local job centre. Have you explained you are staying with friends? You may be able to get a rent book off of your friends etc
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you dont have to give up your canadian licence to get a british one. just apply for a provisional, and tell them youve never had a licence. this will take 3 weeks, and they keep your passport for up to 3 weeks. you can also try to get the british id card that is required for foreign nationals since late 2008.
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Good tip, thanks for sharing, wicked.
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