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Which documents are needed to open a bank account?

Updated time: Jul 30, 2018 , 17:18 (UTC+08:00)

Generally, the bank requests a certified copy of the passport of all relevant parties (director/shareholder/beneficial owner), as well as recent proof of residence, which must be no more than 3 months old. For some jurisdictions, banks also require a bank reference letter and a curriculum vitae.
We will send you the additional documents necessary for bank-account opening via email for you to sign and return to us, preferably by special courier (DHL, FedEx or Chronopost), along with the other documents mentioned above. For details, please see our guidelines and check list for account opening. 
Here are some of the banks Offshore Company Corp work with. Please see our fee schedule for a full list of options.

  • HSBC
  • DBS
  • OCBC
  • Standard Chartered
  • ABC
  • Afrasia
  • Euro Pacific Bank
  • CIM Bank
  • Bank of Cyprus
  • Rietumu Bank

Documents required and preparation

Personal ‘know your client’ documents:

  • Certified copies of passports of all relevant parties (director/shareholder/beneficial owner)
  • Recent proof of residence, (utility bill or bank statement) dated in the last three months

Company ‘know your client’ documents:

  • Certificate of incorporation, register of shareholder/director, share certificate, memorandum and articles of association
  • Certificate of secretary’s/agent’s incumbency/good standing
  • Introduction letter to bank