If you are visiting us in person, please bring the following with you:


  • photo Identification
  • proof of your address

Please bring two separate documents – we can’t accept one document only as your proof of Identification and proof of address – and make sure they’re the originals.


We accept the following documents only:


Photo Identification Proof of address
  • Current signed passport
  • Current full UK photocard driving licence
  • UK armed-forces identity card
  • Identity card issued by the electoral officer for Northern Ireland
  • Council tax bill (not more than 12 months old)
  • Utility bill (not more than three months old)
  • Current full UK photocard driving licence
  • Bank or building society statement (not more than three months old)



If you are sending your application by post, please send us:

  • at least one certified photo Identification
  • at least one certified proof of address
  • a cheque payable to yourself or your organisation for the sum you wish to deposit in your new account – this should be drawn on your existing UK bank account and must be for at least the minimum amount specified for the type of account that you wish to open.

To certify your documents, you’ll need to ask a banker, solicitor or public notary to sign them.



If you are opening a Current Account or Instant Access Savings Account and sending your application by post, please also send us:


  • copy of your latest salary slip OR
  • a recent bank statement showing a direct salary payment from your employer.

Download an application form


If you are a Non-Resident Indian living in the UK, you may not have to pay tax on the interest on your account. To find out more, visit the HMRC site and download exemption form R105 . Please note, the permanent overseas address you register on form R105 must tally with the overseas address you give us when you open your account.

How to apply

It’s quick and easy to apply. Before you do, have you checked you are eligible for this account? See the eligibility criteria.


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