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


  • photo Identification
  • National Insurance Number
  • 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 UK/EU Passport
  • All other signed passports with a valid UK Visa
  • A U.K. armed forces identity card
  • A current UK/EEA (European Economic Area) photo-card driving license
  • UK armed-forces identity card
  • An identity card issued by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland
  • Council tax bill (not more than 12 months old)
  • Current (within the last 3 months) bank statements or credit/debit card statements, issued by an FCA regulated financial sector firm in the UK, EU or comparable jurisdiction (excluding those printed off the internet)
  • Utility bill (not more than three months old)
  • Full/provisional UK driving license or foreign photcard driving license (if not already used to verify ID)
  • Tenancy agreement from Council/Housing Association. The tenancy period should be for a minimum period of three months. Private tenancy agreements are not accepted
  • TV License document less than 12 months old.
  • Department for Works and Pensions Certified Letter (within the last 3 months)
  • Current (within the last 3 months) Mortgage Statement, issued by an FCA regulated financial sector firm in the UK, EU or comparable jurisdiction (excluding those printed off the internet)
  • 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.


Please note, unfortunately, at present the State Bank of India (UK) does not have the facility to accommodate applications from US Persons (US Citizen or US residents).


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


All the interest we pay you, on or after 6 April 2016 will be without any tax deducted i.e. paid at gross rate. If the total amount of interest you receive exceeds any Personal Savings Allowance to which you are entitled, it is your responsibility to ensure this tax is paid.

If you don't live in the UK and you wish to open an account, please bring the following with you when you visit us in person:


  • photo Identification
  • proof of your non-UK address
  • Income proof

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


We accept the following documents only:


Photo Identification Proof of address
  • A valid signed UK/EU passports
  • All other signed passports with valid Visa
  • A U.K. armed forces identity card or current national identity card issued by respective Governments (this should contain name of the issuing authority, full name, date of birth, address and photograph and signature of the customer)
  • A current EU /EEA (European Economic Area) photo-card driving license or overseas driving license (must show address, signature and photograph)
  • An identity card issued by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland
  • A valid old style full UK Valid full and provisional UK driving license
  • For non-resident accounts, social security cards issued by respective Governments or a valid voters ID (this should contain name of the issuing authority, full name, date of birth, address and photograph and signature of the customer)
  • Current (within the last 3 months) bank statements or credit/debit card statements, issued by an FCA regulated financial sector firm in the UK, EU or comparable jurisdiction (excluding those printed off the internet)
  • Full/provisional UK driving license or foreign photocard driving license (if not already used to verify ID)
  • In order that we do not disadvantage customers, who have only online accounts, internet downloaded statements provided verified by the bank concerned or in our Branches.
  • Utility bills (within the last 3 months excluding those printed off the internet) giving evidence of a physical address from a reputed company, such as landline phone, landline cable, gas and electricity bills. Please note that mobile phone bills are excluded.
  • Tenancy agreement from Council/Housing Association. The tenancy period should be for a minimum period of three months. Private tenancy agreements are not accepted
  • TV License document less than 12 months old.
  • Department for Works and Pensions Certified Letter (within the last 3 months)
  • Current (within the last 3 months) Mortgage Statement, issued by an FCA regulated financial sector firm in the UK, EU or comparable jurisdiction (excluding those printed off the internet)



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

  • at least one certified photo Identification
  • at least one certified proof of address.

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


Please note, unfortunately, at present the State Bank of India (UK) does not have the facility to accommodate applications from US Persons (US Citizen or US residents).


Download an application form


How to apply

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