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FICA Requirements

 

Individuals - SA Citizens

  1. Certified copy of a valid South African identity document/ passport.
  2. Proof of residential address, for example, utility bill (not older than three months), your bank statement (not older than three) or current lease agreement. The documents must be in the name of the account holder. If not, written confirmation from the account holder that the applicant lives at the residential address and a certified copy of the account holder's identity document is required. (this form will be provided)
  3. Your bank statement (not older than three) to prove banking details
  4. Copy of an official document issued by the South African Revenue Services or a payslip with your employer’s letter lead.

Please note that due to the government's anti-money laundering legislation we require original or certified copies of the above documents.

Note: All documents must be sent via email and then sent via post or hand delivered . We will make the necessary arrangements to pick up the documents at your convenience.

Individuals – Foreign Nationals

  1. Certified copy of a valid passport
  2. Proof of residential address, for example, utility bill (not older than three months), your bank statement (not older than three) or current lease agreement. The documents must be in the name of the applicant. If not, written confirmation from the owner that the applicant lives at the residential address and a certified copy of the owner of the premises identity document and utility bill is required. (this form will be provided)
  3. Your bank statement (not older than three) to prove banking details
  4. If applicant has a income tax number in SA, a copy of an official document issued by the South African Revenue Service.

Please note that due to the government's anti-money laundering legislation we require original or originally certified copies of the above documents.

Note: All documents must be sent via email and then via post or hand delivered . We will make the necessary arrangements to pick up the documents at your convenience.

Companies – SA Companies

  1. Certificate of Incorporation (CM1)
  2. Certificate of change of name of company (CM9) (if applicable)
  3. Notice of Registered Office and Postal Address (CM22)
  4. Contents of Register of Directors, Auditors and Officers (CM29)
  5. Proof of operating address of the company. e.g. utility bill (not older than 3 months) reflecting the name and operating / business address of the company
  6. Bank statement of the Company (not older than three) to prove banking details
  7. A letter of authority specifying who is authorised to act on behalf of the company
  8. Identification documents of persons authorised to act on behalf of the company. e.g. ID book or passport for foreigners
  9. Proof of address of persons authorised to act on behalf of the company
  10. Identification documents of all directors or people managing the company. e.g. ID book or passport for foreigners
  11. Written confirmation of the residential address and contact particulars of all directors or people managing the company signed by the authorised representative.(Refer Above)
  12. Written confirmation of the company’s shareholding
  13. Identification documents of natural persons holding 25% or more of the voting rights in the company if applicable. e.g. ID book or passport for foreigners
  14. Written confirmation of the residential address and contact particulars of the natural persons holding 25% or more of the voting rights in the company
  15. Registration documents of legal entities holding 25% or more of the voting rights in the company
  16. Written confirmation of operating address and contact particulars of legal entities holding 25% or more of the voting rights in the company
  17. Income tax reference number and VAT registration number as obtained from SARS
  18. Latest bank account statement for the company

Please note that due to the government's anti-money laundering legislation we require original or originally certified copies of the above documents.

Note: All documents must be sent via email and then sent via post or hand delivered . We will make the necessary arrangements to pick up the documents at your convenience

Companies – Foreign Companies

  1. Official documentation reflecting the registered name and registration number of the foreign company, as well as proof of registration of any name changes since incorporation (if applicable)
  2. Official documentation reflecting the registered address of the foreign company
  3. Proof of operating address of the Company. e.g. utility bill (not older than 3 months) reflecting the name and operating / business address of the company
  4. Bank statement of the Company (not older than three) to prove banking details
  5. A letter of Authority specifying who is authorised to act on behalf of the Company
  6. Identification documents of persons authorised to act on behalf of the Company. e.g. ID Book or Passport for Foreigners
  7. Proof of address of persons authorised to act on behalf of the Company
  8. Identification documents of all directors or people managing the company. e.g. ID Book or Passport for Foreigners
  9. Written confirmation of the residential address and contact particulars of all directors or people managing the company signed by the authorized representative.(Refer Above)
  10. Written confirmation of the company’s shareholding
  11. Identification documents of natural persons holding 25% or more of the voting rights in the Company if applicable. e.g. ID Book or Passport for Foreigners
  12. Written confirmation of the residential address and contact particulars of the natural persons holding 25% or more of the voting rights in the company
  13. Registration documents of legal entities holding 25% or more of the voting rights in the Company
  14. Written confirmation of operating address and contact particulars of legal entities holding 25% or more of the voting rights in the company
  15. Income tax reference number and VAT registration number as obtained from SARS
  16. Latest bank account statement for the company

Please note that due to the government's anti-money laundering legislation we require original or originally certified copies of the above documents.

Companies – Listed Foreign or SA Companies

  1. Official documentation from the relevant securities exchange, or other acceptable source, reflecting current listing status
  2. Bank statement of the Company (not older than three) to prove banking details
  3. A letter of authority specifying who is authorised to act on behalf of the company
  4. Identification documents of persons authorised to act on behalf of the company. e.g. ID book or passport for foreigners
  5. Proof of address of persons authorised to act on behalf of the company
  6. Latest bank account statement for the company

Please note that due to the government's anti-money laundering legislation we require original or originally certified copies of the above documents.

Note: All documents must be sent via email and then via post or hand delivered . We will make the necessary arrangements to pick up the documents at your convenience

Trust

  1. Letters of authority signed by the Master of the High Court
  2. Trust deed or other founding document
  3. Resolution specifying who is authorised to act on behalf of the Trust
  4. Identification documents of persons authorised to act on behalf of the trust; e.g. ID book or passport for foreigners
  5. Bank statement of the Trust (not older than three) to prove banking details.
  6. Proof of address of persons authorised to act on behalf of the trust; e.g. utility bill not older than 3 months
  7. Confirmation of all trustees and beneficiaries identification documents of all the trustees and beneficiaries; e.g. ID book or passport for foreigners
  8. Written confirmation of the residential address and contact particulars of all trustees and beneficiaries signed by the authorized representative.(Refer above)
  9. Identification document of the founder of the trust; e.g. ID book or passport for foreigners
  10. Proof of address of the founder of the trust (if not deceased)
  11. Income tax reference number of the trust as obtained from SARS
  12. Latest bank statement of the trust bank account

Please note that due to the government's anti-money laundering legislation we require original or originally certified copies of the above documents.

Note: All documents must be sent via email and then via post or hand delivered. We will make the necessary arrangements to pick up the documents at your convenience.