Apply for an account overseas

Complete all fields marked with an asterisk (*).

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Check if you can apply

Are you 18 years old or above?

You don't meet the age criteria.
You must be at least 18 years old to apply for an account overseas.

Do you live in the UK?

This application is for UK residents only. 
Visit Overseas account opening to see other ways to apply.

We're currently offering a reduced service due to coronavirus, which means we can't accept applications for accounts in other countries or regions. Please speak to your Relationship Manager for more information. 

To apply for an account in India, arrange a callback with our International Banking Centre.

Are you an HSBC Premier or Jade customer?

This application is for Premier or Jade customers only.
We're currently offering a reduced international account opening service due to coronavirus. We'll reopen the service to all our customers within the next few months.

Which type of account are you applying for?

If you’re applying for a joint account, please provide the main applicant's details in this form. We'll ask you for the second applicant's details during your phone appointment.

To apply for a sole account in the US, visit International banking.

Are you moving to Canada?

To apply for a sole account in Canada, visit International account opening.

Why would you like an account overseas?

An overseas account is for banking outside the UK.
Find out more about our 
foreign currency account and how to apply.

About you

The details you give us should match what's shown on your official documents, like your passport, driving licence and tax ID.

Are you known or have you ever been known by any other name(s)?
Date of birth
Are you a dual national?
Do you have a tax ID number?
This could be a social security number, National Insurance number (UK), Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (US) or any other foreign tax ID number
Why you don't have a tax ID number?

Contact details

Home address

Date you moved to this address
We need to know where you've lived for the past year
Can we write to you at this address?

Postal address

Phone number and email address

Include the dialling code, eg +447123456789
We'll use this to keep you updated about your application

Work history

To open your account overseas, we need a few details about your employment or education. You can only complete one section, so select the one most relevant to you. Please complete the information as it appears on official documents.

Are you currently employed?
Include full or part-time work

Your current employer

Select the option that best describes the industry you work in
Select the option that best describes the type of work you do.
Start date
Have you been employed before?

Most recent employer

Select the option that best describes your previous employer's business.
Select the option that best describes the type of work you did
Start date
End date
Are you currently self-employed or have you been before?

Self-employment details