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Opening a Bank Account in Hong Kong

Opening a bank account in Hong Kong is very straightforward, much more so than in the US, UK or Europe. To open a bank account in Hong Kong all you require is ID and proof of address in your home country. It is not necessary to be resident in Hong Kong or have a work visa in Hong Kong and a tourist can easily open a bank account in the city.

For those with an address in Hong Kong you need to provide proof of address, such as a utility bill or official government communication. Non residents need to also provide one of these documents from their home country address. The bank will then post a letter to that address which you must furnish at the bank to open the account. Accepted forms of ID are passport or Hong Kong Identity Card.

HSBC, Hang Seng and Standard Chartered are all popular with foreign professionals in Hong Kong.

One Response to Opening a Bank Account in Hong Kong

  1. Sophie December 10, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    I had no idea it was so easy! Thanks for sharing! I have been putting off opening a bank account for some time now, but I have no excuse anymore! Great piece of info, glad I came across it!


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