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How to apply for an account overseas

Simply select your current location and where you would like to open an account overseas. We'll then tell you the best way for you to apply and walk you through the steps.

Why open an account overseas with HSBC?

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 for free and before you arrive in your new destination
  • View all your HSBC accounts worldwide in one place online
  • Make instant transfers between your HSBC accounts
  • Enjoy the same HSBC Global Private Banking and Premier privileges in eligible markets

How it works

Step 1: Choose your destination

Tell us where you are now, and where you want to open an account. We can help you open an account overseas in over 30 destinations.

Step 2: Check you can apply

You can apply if you're at least 18 years old and have a valid reason for opening an account overseas. Different eligibility criteria will apply depending on where you want to open an account. We'll ask you to check you meet these before applying.

Step 3: Start your application

Once you get started, we'll let you know the best way to apply, and what you'll need. It could be online, through our International Banking Centre or in a branch.

Things to know

Where you can open an account

Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, China, Egypt, Expat offshore (Jersey), France, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

Ready to apply?

Let us know where you are now and where you want to open an account. Then we'll show you the best way to apply and guide you through next steps.

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