Sole Proprietor Checklist



Checklist for client identification and verification of a

Sole Proprietor

(A business owned and/or managed by one natural person namely the proprietor)


Information Required Verification Procedure

Proprietor Information
Full name
Date of birth
Identity number

Primary procedure
Green bar-coded identity document

Secondary procedure
If identity document not available, for valid reasons, alternatives are:

  • Drivers licence
  • Passport

Residential address

Primary procedure
One of the following (less than three months old)
  • A utility bill reflecting the name and residential address of the person
  • Municipal rates invoice reflecting name and residential address
  • Telkom account reflecting the name and residential address of the person
  • Cell phone account reflecting the name and residential address of the person
  • A payslip or salary advice with name and residential address.
  • Lease or rental agreement reflecting the name and residential address (< 1year)
  • Correspondence from a body corporate or share-block associa­tion reflecting the name and residential address of the person

(< 1year)

  • Television licence reflecting the name and residen­tial address

(< 1year)

  • Motor vehicle licence documentation with name and residential address (< 1year)
  • Short-term insurance documentation with name and residential address (< 1year)
  • A SARS tax return reflecting the name and address of the person (< 1 year)
Secondary procedure
  • A declaration from another person sharing/owning/leasing the residential address containing:
    • The name and residential address of client being verified;
    • Name, date of birth, identity number and residential address of the person supplying the statement; and
    • The relationship between the persons who share the address.
    • Utility bill
  • Electronic enquiry

Business Information
Name of business

No verification required

Registered postal address

No verification required

Street Address

Primary procedure
One of the following (less than three months old)

  • A utility bill reflecting the name and business address
  • Municipal rates and taxes invoice reflecting name business & address
  • Telkom account reflecting name and business address
  • Cell phone account reflecting name and business address
  • A current lease or rental agreement reflecting name and business address (< 1year)
  • Correspondence from a body corporate or share-block associa­tion reflecting name and business address (< 1year)
  • Current year motor vehicle licence documentation reflecting name address of the business (< 1year)
  • Short-term insurance documentation reflecting name business address (< 1year)
Secondary procedure
  • Electronic enquiry

Page last updated: 2019-10-17