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Old Jul 19th 2019, 11:18 am
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So we’ve been in the UK for about six weeks, have finally got a place to live, a current account ( after many frustrating trips to different banks !) and life is good ! My question is regarding the IHS surcharge for my husband which we paid for . Our medical center is asking for proof of the dates it is valid for ? I’ve told them it’s the same dates as on my husbands BRP . But they’re insisting the we should have other evidence? Am I missing something ? Please help , thank you .

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Old Jul 19th 2019, 1:58 pm
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have finally got a place to live, a current account ( after many frustrating trips to different banks !)
What was your main source of frustration with the banks, I am hoping to open a bank account when I come over in August, I have my UK driving licence already sat waiting for me with a current UK address and my UK passport. was the issue something other than proof of residency?
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Old Jul 19th 2019, 3:46 pm
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What was your main source of frustration with the banks, I am hoping to open a bank account when I come over in August, I have my UK driving licence already sat waiting for me with a current UK address and my UK passport. was the issue something other than proof of residency?
It was proof of address mostly and what each bank would accept . They wouldn’t even accept our US bank statements with our UK address on them . Finally it was a council tax bill that was accepted. Good luck 😊
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UK Banks will usually want a Utility Bill related to the property you are using as your residence, or a mortgage statement, something like that. It most likely has to be clear evidence that you have the right to live there.
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“Medical center”? Do you mean your GP?
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What was your main source of frustration with the banks, I am hoping to open a bank account when I come over in August, I have my UK driving licence already sat waiting for me with a current UK address and my UK passport. was the issue something other than proof of residency?
Have a read at this article.
It is not definitive but indicates what proof you may need.
You need to ask each bank what it will accept as proof of address.
Opening a bank a/c
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What was your main source of frustration with the banks, I am hoping to open a bank account when I come over in August, I have my UK driving licence already sat waiting for me with a current UK address and my UK passport. was the issue something other than proof of residency?
British passport is good, shows the right to be resident but does not show actual residency. The driving licence is too easy to have a non resident address on it, as you have demonstrated so is not acceptable as proof of residence.

That is why a utility bill or similar to you at a UK address, preferably the same one on your driving licence, is needed. Our son moved back and initially stayed with us for a few months. The bank accepted his passport, his UK driving licence with our address, a utility bill to me at that address plus a signed letter from myself and my wife stating that he was living with us.
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