Solvency Certificate – Application Procedure
Solvency certificate is an important financial document that proves the financial stability of an individual or entity. Solvency certificates are usually used to prove financial strength while appearing for a visa interview or while applying for tenders. Solvency certificates are usually issued by a bank on the basis of bank account transactions and reports obtained from a Chartered Accountant.
The list of documents required would differ from bank to bank. However, the following are commonly requested documents:
- Request form.
- Copy of passport.
- Current account statement, if any.
- Savings account statement, if any.
- Mutual funds investment, if any.
- Investment in shares, if any.
- Property valuation certificate from Chartered Engineer, if applicable.
- Gold valuation certificate, issued by Banker based on the weight and value of gold.
- Insurance, if any.
- Provident fund account statement, if any.
- Chartered Accountant Net worth Certificate.
All the above documents must be submitted with the original for verification purposes. The requirements of documents as mentioned above might vary from bank to bank. Hence, the candidate could check with the bank to which the application is made.
Sample Solvency Certificate
The following is a sample solvency certificate issued by a bank in India. The certificate must be issued on the bank’s letter head and seal/signed by the concerned officer of the Bank.Solvency Certificate Format
Applying for Solvency Certificate
The application for solvency certificate must be submitted to the bank in which a savings or current account is maintained. However, the banker would rely on various other documents and information to prepare the solvency certificate. Hence, the application for solvency certificate must be submitted with the following details:
In case you would like the value of your property to be taken into consideration, submit a property valuation report from a Chartered Engineer or Bank Panel Valuer. While submitting the application, the Banker could request to view the original documents of the property.
In case gold value is to be taken into account, value the gold in your possession through the bank panel valuer. Bank’s normally have in-house gold valuers for processing gold loans.
In case you have money in your savings account, provide details of all bank statements under your control.
Fixed Deposit Receipts
Provide details of all fixed deposit receipts in your name, if any.
Provident Fund Statement
In case there is money saved in the provided fund account, submit a stamped provident fund account statement.
Mutual Funds or Shares
In case you have any savings in mutual funds or shares, provide details of the investment. The surrender value of such investment would be taken into account while issuing the solvency certificate.
Chartered Accountant Net Worth Certificate
Finally, obtain a net worth certificate from a Chartered Accountant with a list of all assets and liabilities. Most banks insist on a Chartered Accountant Net Worth statement to issue the certificate.
Submitting the Application
While applying for the certificate, the photocopy of all the documents stated by the bank official must be attached along with the filled in the solvency certificate request form. Original documents must be carried along while submitting the form and photocopy of all documents for verification purposes carried out by the bank.
Once the application is submitted with the required documents, the bank would process the application within a week and issue solvency certificate.
Fee for Solvency Certificate
The fee charged for solvency certificate differs from bank to bank. However, most banks charge about Rs.2000 for issue of solvency certificate.