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1. Posted by Megsy (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

Megsy has indicated that this thread is about Canada

Hi, I am an aussie gal heading to Canada in a few days time and wanted to know what information I need to bring to open a bank account. Will just my passport be enough?

Cheers!

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

You need two pieces of ID. Here's a website for the Royal Bank of Canada that lists the process.

http://www.royalbank.com/products/deposits/how_to_open_account.html

Not that I am endorsing the Royal Bank, but I am sure all the banks have the same rules.

3. Posted by Megsy (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

Thanks so much for your help 8)

4. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 612 posts) 11y

Hi Megsy,
You might have already sorted this, but in the UK there's no way you can open a bank account without a permanent address, and proof of it.