The process is simple and easy. All you need to do is fill out the 'request call back' form and one of our agents will call you back. We will then ask you to provide the required documents before your account can be opened. We can also have your online banking, debit cards, credit cards and cheque books ready and delivered to your home or an address at your destination - just to keep your checklist as short as possible.
You can open an international account in more than 30 countries and territories around the world.
Use the 'request call back' button to submit a form where one of our agents will call you back. Or by contacting the branch or your relationship manager, we'll guide you through completing your application forms and help you set up your account. You'll also receive a checklist of required documents* that you need to take to the branch if you are planning to open your account before you arrive at your destination.
Our live chat service and International Banking Centre teams can also assist you if you have any questions about your application.
*Additional documents may be required, subject to qualification, status, local laws and regulations.
You can use our live chat service if you have any questions about account opening.
If you're our existing customer, you can also send us a call-back request form, contact your relationship manager or go to your nearest branch for more details.
The following list contains phone numbers of our International Banking Centre teams who can assist you as you apply for your international accounts:
|Country or region
||1 300 131 623 or International: 61 2 9005 8129
||80008018 or International: +973 1756 9646
||1 441 299 5878
||1 888 280 4722 (Toll free North America) or International: 1 604 419 4169
||800 820 8828 or International: +86 400 820 8828 or +86 21 3888 8828
||0800 000 4722 (Toll free) or International: +2 02 2529 8129
||08 10 815 819 or International: 0033 155 697 454
||852 2233 3888
||1 800 200 1015 (Toll free) or International: 91 80 30014500
||+44 1534 616 055
||1300 80 2288 (Toll free) or International: 603 83215333
||0800 338 383 (Toll free) or International: 64 9 368 8655
||800 77722 (Toll free) or International: 968 24 950604
||1 800 1888 9101or International: 632 581 8410
||4438 3555 or International: 974 4438 3555
||1 800 216 7450 (Toll free) or International: 65 6216 7450
||94 11 464 1888
||800422 or International: 97145077701
||44 207 991 7414
||1 877 850 4722 (Toll Free) or International: 9 001 716 841 0613
In addition to the above destinations, we also offer international account opening services in the following countries or territories : Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Greece, Indonesia, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey and Vietnam. If you’re interested in opening an account in any of these countries, please contact your relationship manager or get in touch with our live chat agent who’ll be happy to help you.
To find out what are the required documents, you can use our live chat service, contact your relationship manager, or visit your nearest branch.
The documents may include:
Other additional documents may be required, subject to qualification, status, local laws and regulations.
If you're a Premier customer, there are no charges. If you're a non-Premier customer, you can find information on fees and any other charges by using our live chat service or contacting your nearest branch.
Once you’ve submitted your application, you will be asked to provide required documents before your account can be opened, therefore time can vary. We will contact you within 48 hours. This is also subject to status, and local laws and regulations.
Your relationship manager or our International Banking Centre will let you know if there are any country- or region-specific regulations during your application process.
You can open an account in more than 30 countries or regions around the world, subject to qualification, status, local laws and regulations.
There are many reasons for you to open an international account. This may include relocating to a new country, moving your finances globally, preparing for overseas education, managing investments from abroad or planning your mortgage.
You’ll receive your debit cards, credit cards and cheque books when your account is opened. This is subject to status, and local laws and regulations. We'll then contact you with further information and PIN details. You'll also receive a welcome call from our International Banking Centre to answer any questions you may have.
Yes. You can choose the delivery address when filling in your application form. This is also subject to status, and local laws and regulations.
No, you don't. We offer accounts that support multiple currencies and you can easily manage your finances wherever you are. Here's a list of the currencies supported by accounts in different destination countries or regions.
|Destination countries or regions
|Canada||CAD, USD, EUR, GBP, HKD|
|Singapore||AUD, CAD, CNY, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, CHF & USD|
|Australia||CAD, CNY, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD, CHF & USD|
|Malaysia||AUD, CAD, CNY, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD, CHF & USD|
|UAE||AED, USD, GBP, EUR|
Yes, you can. However, we advise you to contact your home branch to begin the process and book an appointment with a branch at your destination.
Remember to take your required documents. You can find out what you need to bring by speaking to the branch staff ahead of your appointment.
Transferring money abroad? No matter where you go, we'll make sure managing funds, trading currencies and transferring money internationally is easy and straightforward.
Managing investments from abroad? With our local expertise around the world, we can bring you the world of opportunities to expand your investment portfolio. Connect with us to find out more.
Guidance for parents, students and returning students. From planning to funding education overseas to making the move, we'll help you secure the best oppourtunties.
Planning to move abroad? Let HSBC International help you with your banking needs when moving abroad. We can arrange for an account to be opened before you arrive through our dedicated International account opening team.