Financial Intelligence Centre Act

In order to combat money laundering activities the South African Government has introduced the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) 2001.

As an accountable institution, FORDHAM ATTORNEYS, is subject to this legislation and must therefore identify/update particulars of clients and verify this information.

If you want us to act for you we would need you to complete the information below as it applies to you:

Natural Persons

Natural Persons (RSA Residents)
Full names1
Date of Birth1
Identification number1
SA Income Tax number2
VAT number2
Residential Address3

 

Where the natural person is unable to act and has to be assisted by someone else, the following additional information of that person should be obtained.

Full names1
Date of Birth1
Identification number1
Residential Address3
Contact Information

 

Natural Persons (non-RSA Residents)
Full names4
Date of Birth4
Identification number4
SA Income Tax number2
VAT number2
Residential Address3

 

Where the natural person is unable to act and has to be assisted by someone else, the following additional information of that person should be obtained.

Full names1
Date of Birth1
Identification number1
Residential Address3
Contact Information

Legal Entities

Close Corporations

Registered Name5
Registration Number5
Registered Address5
Operating Name3
Operating Address3
Head Office Address3
SA Income Tax number2
VAT number2
For all members of the Close Corporation
Full names1
Date of Birth1
Identification or Passport number1 or 4
Residential Address3
Telephone number
Email address

South African Companies

Registered Name6
Registration Number6
Registered Address6
Operating Name3
Operating Address3
Head Office Address3
SA Income Tax number2
VAT number2
For the Manager of the Company;
Each natural person who purports to be authorised to establish a business relationship; and
All parties that hold 25% or more f the voting rights in the company
Full names1
Date of Birth1
Identification or Passport number1 or 4
Residential Address3
Telephone number
Email address

Partnerships

Name of Partnership3
Operating Address3
SA Income Tax number2
VAT number2
For all partners
Full names1
Date of Birth1
Identification or Passport number1 or 4
Residential Address3
Telephone number
Email address

Trusts

Name of Trust7
Registration Number7
Business Address3
Operating Address (if a business trust)3
SA Income Tax number2
VAT number2
For the trustees;
Beneficiaries of the trust;
Founder of the trust
Full names1
Date of Birth1
Identification or Passport number1 or 4
Residential Address3
Telephone number
Email address

Sole Proprietors

Name1
Trading Name
Operating Address3
SA Income Tax number2
VAT number2
Full names1
Date of Birth1
Identification or Passport number1 or 4
Residential Address3
Telephone number
Email address

Other Legal Persons

Name of Entity8
Business Address8
Operating Name3
Operating Address3
Head Office Address3
SA Income Tax number2
VAT number2
For the legal entities’ representatives
Full names1
Date of Birth1
Identification or Passport number1 or 4
Residential Address3
Telephone number
Email address

 

Note: We are required to see the original documents that are used for verification purposes.

1We require a copy of your Identity document.

2We require a copy of a document issued by the South African Revenue Service on their letterhead with the name of the person or legal entity and Income Tax and/or VAT number.

3We require proof of your physical address in the form of any ONE of the following:

Rates and taxes (utility) account (less than 3 months old)
Body corporate/Share block correspondence (less than 3 months old)
IRP5 certificate issued by your employer (less than 12 months old)
Telkom account or any other fixed-line provider account (less than 3 months old)
Bank statement (posted to the residential address, less than 3 months old)
Bank statement showing residential address (over the counter, less than 3 months old, with the bank’s official stamp)
Rental/Lease agreement (less than 12 months old)
Insurance policy document (posted to the residential address, less than 12 months old)
Motor vehicle licence document (posted to the residential address, less than 12 months old)
TV licence (less than 12 months old) showing your residential address
Mortgage bond statement (less than 6 months old)
SARS tax return, correspondence or any other official document issued by SARS on their letterhead (less than 12 months old)
Retail credit account (e.g. Edgars, Woolworths, etc.) (posted to the residential address, less than 3 months old)
Cellphone account (e.g. Cell C, MTN, Vodacom, etc.) (posted to the residential address, less than 3 months old)
Third-party account statement (e.g. doctor’s account, lawyer’s account, MultiChoice statements, etc.) (posted to the residential address, less than 3 months old)
Fica declaration form (less than 3 months old). This form must be completed by the declarant. The declarant must include an original address verification document issued in his/her name that matches the acceptable documents listed here.

4We require a copy of a photographic identity document (e.g. your passport) that must have your full names, date of birth and an identity or passport number.

5Attach a copy of the most recent CK1 or CK2 issued by the Registrar of Companies and signed by an official of the close corporation.

6 Attach a copy of the most recent versions of CM1 and CM22 or CoR14.3 bearing the stamp of the Registrar of Companies and signed by the company secretary or public officer.

7 Notarial or Court certified copy of the Trust Deed.

8 Copy of the Constitution or other founding document.