Why open an account overseas with HSBC?
Open an account before you arrive in your new destination[@eligccriteria].
View all your HSBC accounts in one place online.
Transfer your credit history across destinations.
Make instant transfers between your HSBC accounts[@acctseligible]ootnote link 2, acctseligible.
Enjoy the same HSBC Global Private Banking and Premier privileges in eligible markets.
How to apply for an account outside the U.S.
1. Select your destination
Select your current location and where you'd like to open an overseas account.
2. Check if you're eligible
You can apply if you're at least 18 years old and have a valid reason for opening an overseas account. Additional criteria may apply depending on your destination.
3. Start application
We'll show you how to apply, whether that's online, through our International Banking Centre or at a branch. We'll also tell you which documents you'll need.
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