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
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.
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.
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.
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