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How to open an account abroad

Whether you're moving, studying or have other plans outside of Canada, we can help you open an account in another country or region.

Why open an account overseas with HSBC?

Whether you're looking to move, invest or study abroad, we can help you open an account in another destination, so you can manage your money around the world more easily.

  • Open an account for free and before you arrive in your new destination.
  • View all your HSBC accounts in one place online.
  • Transfer your credit history across destinations.
  • Make instant transfers between your HSBC accounts.
  • Enjoy the same HSBC Global Private Banking and Premier privileges in eligible markets.

How it works

1. Choose your destination

Select your current location and where you'd like to open an account. We can help you open an account in more than 30 countries and regions worldwide.

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 account. Additional criteria may apply depending on where you're opening an account.

3. Start your application

Once you get started, 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 what documents you'll need.

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), France, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

Ready to open your account abroad?

Simply select your current location and where you'd like to open your account. Then we'll tell you the best way to apply and will walk you through the steps.

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