Moving and starting a new life in another country is sometimes complicated, because it raises really important questions, such as how to open a bank account in the country? What documentation will they ask me for? o What is the best bank? In this post we solve all those doubts in a very clear and simple way, so that your move to Spain is much easier.
How to open a bank account in Spain?
When opening a bank account in Spain, you must prove the status of resident or non-resident. If you have a resident card or Spanish DNI, simply by going to the bank of your choice, you can open an account instantly.
If you are a foreigner, the main thing is to prove your resident or non-resident status.
If you want to register as a resident, you must first obtain the NIE from the Foreign Office. Once you have it, you can open a bank account without problems. In this other post we explain how to obtain the necessary documentation to be a legal resident in Spain.
If you do not have or do not want to obtain a resident card or NIE, there is the option of requesting a non-resident certificate. To get this document there are two viable options:
What documents must be presented to open a bank account?
Generally speaking, some banks request more documents than others. We recommend that you verify with your bank the documentation that you must present exactly. However, we highlight the documents that everyone usually asks for.
If you are not a resident, they will ask you to present your valid passport or identification card, a proof of your address, your employment status, the non-resident certificate, on the contrary, if you are a resident you must present your DNI, NIE or passport, a document confirming the source of your income, proof of your address in Spain, such as a recent utility bill, bank statement or a rental agreement.
It is important to bear in mind that all the documents requested by your bank must be translated into Spanish.
What are the banking options to choose in Spain?