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Moving to the UAE

We'll make it easy to manage your money, so you can focus on settling in to life in the UAE.

Bank every day as if you never left home

Moving abroad takes planning, but it doesn't have to be complicated. Find out how we'll support your international banking needs, so you can get off to a smooth start. 

Make the most of living in the UAE


Find out everything you need to know about moving to the UAE with our guide. 


Top things to consider before you arrive to get your finances ready. 


Here's our handy checklist of all the things you may need to do before moving to the UAE.

Why move to the UAE with us?

  • Bank with us
    Bank easily at 8 branches, 7 Customer Service Units, 118 HSBC ATMs and phone, online and mobile banking.
  • Get started with a credit card
    Get help to buy furniture and electronics, pay school fees and earn Air Miles to redeem on grocery shopping.
  • We'll be there from the start
    A local bank account gives you easy access to your money, and you can enjoy a free Meet & Greet service at Dubai Airport to begin your journey with us. T&Cs and fees apply.
  • Apply for a rent loan
    To help you get set up, you could be approved for one of our loans on the same day.

Discover our products

Explore banking solutions that could help you get more out of moving to the UAE.


Unlock premium rewards and travel benefits.


A loan to help you spread the cost of your rent if you need to pay it upfront.

Start your new journey in the UAE

Thinking of moving to the UAE?

It's quick and easy to apply for an account in the HSBC UAE app.

You must be 18 or older, opening an account for yourself, and not already banking with us in the UAE.

Before you start, please have the following documents ready:

  • Physical passport
  • Proof of income, such as a salary certificate, bank statement dated within the last 3 months, for business owners - company's last 3 months' bank statements

In-app account opening is only available in English. If you need assistance in Arabic, or want someone with you when opening your account, please visit a branch with a trusted relative, friend or adviser.

Already in the UAE?

If you've just arrived, compare all our current accounts to find the right one for you.

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