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How to open an overseas account

Whether you're looking to move, invest or study abroad, we can help you open an account in another destination

Ready to open an overseas account with us?

Why open an overseas account?

Make your life easier when you manage your money abroad.

  • Open an account for free before arriving at your destination 1

  • View all your worldwide HSBC accounts online in one place

  • Transfer your credit history to your new destination

  • Make instant global transfers between your HSBC accounts

  • Enjoy the same HSBC Jade and Premier privileges in eligible markets

How to apply for an overseas account

Step 1

Choose your destination

Select your current location and where you'd like to open an overseas account. We can help you open an account in over 30 destinations.

Step 2

Check if you're eligible

You can apply if you're at least 18 years old and have a valid reason for opening an overseas account. Additional criteria may apply depending on your destination.

Step 3

Start your application

Once you get started, we'll show you how to apply, whether that's online, through our International Banking Centre or at a branch, and what documents you'll need.

Where you can open an account

You can open an account in the following destinations:

Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, China, Egypt, Expat offshore (Jersey), France, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam

Ready to open an overseas account?

Simply select your current location and where you would like to open an overseas account. We'll then tell you the best way for you to apply and walk you through the steps.

Frequently asked questions

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1 Eligibility criteria may apply.