Set up your new account abroad
If you're thinking of investing, studying or working abroad, we can help you open an overseas account in more than 30 destinations around the world so you can start your international journey.
View all of your HSBC accounts together in one place
Maintain a minimum account balance in just one home country/region
Overseas property and education consultation services for HSBC Jade and HSBC Premier
Transfer your credit history to your destination to give yourself a head start
Enjoy the same HSBC Jade and Premier privileges and status across all HSBC countries/regions
Open an account before you move
Your account abroad will be all set and ready to use, even before you arrive in your new country/region.
Arrange a call back
Leave your details to let us know what you're looking for. We'll aim to call you on your preferred date and time.
Complete your account application
Our International Banking Centre (IBC) will call you back to answer your questions and a dedicated case manager will help you complete your overseas account application.
Verify documents at a branch
We'll book an appointment for you at your preferred HSBC branch to confirm your proof of ID and proof of address. Once verified, your new overseas account will be open in a few days.
Open an account once you've arrived
Once your account is open, you'll receive:
- Your new debit card and/or cheque book at your home or new address
- Further information and your PIN number
- A welcome call from our International Banking Centre to answer any of your questions
Documents to get ready
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to open an overseas account?
Do I need to open separate accounts for different currencies?
Where can I open an overseas account and will I qualify?
Are there any fees or costs involved in opening an overseas account?
Can I link my HSBC accounts together?
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