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How to open an overseas account

Whether you're looking to move, invest or study outside Singapore, see how we can help you open an account in another destination.

Why open an account overseas with HSBC?

Make your life easier when you manage your global accounts, wherever you are.

  • Open an account for free and before you arrive in your new destination
  • View all your HSBC accounts in one place online
  • Transfer your credit history when you move
  • Make instant transfers between your HSBC accounts
  • Enjoy the same HSBC Global Private Banking and Premier privileges in eligible markets

How to apply for an overseas account

Get started with opening your account in 3 steps.

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. There may be different requirements depending on where you're opening an account.

3. Start your application

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

Where you can open an account

You can apply for an HSBC overseas account in the following destinations:

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.

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

Ready to open your account overseas?

Simply select your current location and where you'd like to open your account. Then we'll walk you through the best way to apply and the steps you'll need to take.

Frequently asked questions

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1. Overseas mortgages and overseas account opening applications will be processed by overseas HSBC group entities, and will be subject to the approval of the overseas HSBC group entity where the property or account is located.


2. We recommend opening an HSBC Singapore account first for a smooth international account opening journey. 


3. If you hold HSBC Premier or Jade status in another market, you will automatically be eligible for HSBC Premier in Singapore. Your Relationship Manager will help you open your account.


4. Credit card-only customers are not eligible for overseas account applications. Please open an HSBC Singapore bank account first.

    Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors are insured by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, for up to SGD75,000 in aggregate per depositor per Scheme member by law. Foreign currency deposits, dual currency investments, structured deposits and other investment products are not insured.