What is an Officially Valid Document?
Officially valid document means the passport, the driving licence proof of possession of Aadhaar number, the Voter's Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India, job card issued by NREGA duly signed by an officer of the State Government, the letter issued by the National Population Register containing details of name, address or any other document as notified by the Central Government in consultation with the Regulator, the Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card, the Voter's Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India, job card issued by NREGA duly signed by an officer of the State Government, the letter issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India or the National Population Register containing details of name, address and Aadhaar number or any other document as notified by the Central Government in consultation with the regulatory.
Provided that where simplified measures are applied for verifying the identity of the clients the following documents shall also be deemed to be 'officially valid documents:
(a) identity card with applicant's Photograph issued by Central/State Government Departments, Statutory/Regulatory Authorities, Public Sector Undertakings, Scheduled Commercial Banks, and Public Financial Institutions;
(b) letter issued by a gazetted officer, with a duly attested photograph of the person;
Provided further that where simplified measures are applied for verifying the limited purpose of proof of address of the clients, where a prospective customer is unable to produce any proof of address, the following documents shall also be deemed to be 'officially valid document':
(i) utility bill which is not more than two months old of any service provider (electricity, telephone, post-paid mobile phone, piped gas, Water bill);)
(ii) property or Municipal tax receipt;
(iii) bank account or Post Office savings bank account statement;
(iv) pension or family pension payment orders (PPOs) issued to retired employees by Government Departments or Public Sector Undertakings, if they contain the address;
(v) letter of allotment of accommodation from employer issued by State or Central Government Departments or Public Sector Undertakings, scheduled commercial banks, financial institutions and listed companies. Similarly, leave and licence agreements with such employers allotting official accommodation; and
Provided also that in case the officially valid document presented by a foreign national does not contain the details of address, in such case the documents issued by the Government departments of foreign jurisdictions and letter issued by the Foreign Embassy or Mission in India shall be accepted as proof of address.
Provided also that where the client submits his proof of possession of Aadhaar number as an officially valid document, he may submit it in such form as are issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India;
A document shall be deemed to an "officially valid document" even if there is a change in the name subsequent to its issuance provided it is supported by a marriage certificate issued by the State Government or Gazette notification, indicating such a change of name, for the purpose of clause (d) of Rule (2) of Prevention of Money-Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005.