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Applying for an account outside the U.S.

Whether you're planning to move, invest or study outside of the U.S., we can help you open an account at your destination.

Why open an overseas account with us?

Manage your money easily across borders and make the most of your finances, wherever you are.

  • Open another account in over 22 destinations, from within or outside the U.S.[@eligccriteria]
  • Settle in with a credit card in your new destination
  • Manage all your accounts from one place online, and make fee-free transfers between them[@acctseligible]
  • Enjoy value-added services, from tax solutions and relocation support, that go beyond banking
  • Benefit from 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.

Things to know

Where you can open an account

You can open an account in the following destinations:

Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bermuda, China, Egypt, Expat offshore (Jersey), Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK and Vietnam.

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

Ready to open an overseas account?

Simply select your current location and where you would like to open an overseas account. We'll then tell you the best way for you to apply and walk you through the steps.

Frequently asked questions

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Additional information

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