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How to apply for an overseas account 

We can help you open a local account in another country, once you've arrived, or before you even set off.

Why open a local account?

Whether you're looking to move, invest or study abroad, we can help you open an account in another destination, so you can manage your money around the world more easily.

  • Open an account before arriving at your destination
  • 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 Premier privileges in eligible markets

How it works

Select 'Get started' and we'll take you through the following steps to get your application underway.

1. Choose your destination

Select your current location and where you'd like to open an account. We can help you open an account in more than 30 countries and regions worldwide.

2. Check your eligibility

You can apply if you're at least 18 years old and have a valid reason for opening an account, such as moving or investing overseas. There may be different requirements depending on where you're opening the account.

3. Start your application

We'll show you how to apply online, at a branch or through our International Banking Centre. We'll also let you know what documents you'll need.

Where you can open an account

You can apply for an account in the following destinations:

Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Türkiye, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

In some locations, you may need to visit a local branch to open your account.

Ready to apply?

Apply for a local account

Tell us your current location and where you'd like to open your account and we'll walk you through the next steps.

Expat Bank Account

Overseas account not for you? Our multi-currency Expat Bank Account is available in USD, EUR or GBP and moves with you, wherever you go.

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