Apply for an account overseas

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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.

Are you an HSBC Premier or Jade customer?
Do you have a Hong Kong identity card?

You can apply for an account using our app: open an HSBC account online

Please visit an HSBC branch at the location to open your account.

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

To apply for a:

To open an account, please visit an HSBC branch in France.

To apply for a:

Which type of account are you applying for?

We'll ask you to enter your details and those of the person you're applying with in the next steps in this form. 

Please visit an HSBC branch at the location to open your account.

As part of the account opening process, you'll need to visit an HSBC branch in China within 10 weeks of your application being approved.

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

To open a joint account, please visit an HSBC branch in China.

To apply for a joint account in the US, arrange a callback with our International Banking Centre.

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

Do you have a Hong Kong identity card?

You can apply for an account using our app: open an HSBC account online

Are you moving to Canada?

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

Is the joint applicant 18 years old or above?

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

Do they live in the UK?

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

Why would you like an account outside the UK?

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

Why would you like an account outside the UK?

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

Why would you like an account outside the UK?

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

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

Your personal details

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

Personal details

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

Your personal details

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?

Their personal details

Are they known or have they ever been known by any other name(s)?
Date of birth
Are they a dual national?
Do they 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 they don't have a tax ID number?

Contact details

Your 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

Their contact details

Does the other applicant live with you?