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What bank details does my employer need?

If you’re moving to the UAE and starting a new job, you’ll want to get your salary payments sorted out as a priority.

The first thing to do is open a current account.

If you’re already in the country and have got your residence visa sorted, this is fairly straight forward.

Explore: How to open a current account in the UAE

However, you won’t be able to open an account until you’ve arrived and have your visa.

So, in the meantime, many expats choose to set up an international bank account so they can still access and use their money in the UAE.

Explore: Setting up your finances in the UAE

What bank details will your employer need?

To pay your salary, your employer will usually need the following information:

  • your full name as it appears on your bank account
  • your 23-character IBAN number (International Bank Account Number)
  • your BIC/SWIFT number – it’s usually 8-11 characters in the UAE

You may also need to provide some additional personal information, but your employer will usually give you a form to complete or request any specific information directly from you.

Check your payments

Once you’ve received your first salary payment, check your payslip and your statement in online banking to ensure everything’s correct and matches up.

Make sure that any taxes or other salary deductions are in line with your expectations, and speak to your employer or your bank if you need to query anything.

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