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Documentation required to open a bank account

Is it true i need a work permit to create a bank account?
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Re: Cards

You need a valid document to identify yourself to the bank in order to open an account for you. Thius could be your valid passport or CH residence permit.

http://www.swissbanking.ch/en/home/f...toeroeffnung-6

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What documentation will the bank want to see?

As mentioned above, Swiss banks are obliged to verify the identity of a client. For this reason a bank would very much prefer to meet you face-to-face for an initial discussion.

The bank will certainly want to see official identification papers such as a valid passport or an equivalent official identification document containing a photograph.

The bank may also ask for documentation that can prove the origin of your funds, such as the contract for a house sale, a statement from a foreign bank, a receipt from the sale of securities, etc.
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They will accept your letter saying that you have sent away for a permit and are just waiting for it come through in lieu of an actual permit
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Re: Documentation required to open a bank account

They froze my bank account after they didn't receive a copy of my B permit as promised (because I forgot...)
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Re: Documentation required to open a bank account

These will do nicely

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Re: Documentation required to open a bank account

I am not sure if the procedure is ZKB, the specific ZKB Filial, or personal preference from the bank manager. When I opened my account I needed to show/ deliver a copy of the following:

- Valid ID (the Portuguese one was ok)
- Proof of residence in Switzerland (30 CHF FOR THAT AAAARGH)
- The proof that the B-Permit had been asked by employer
- A round approximation of my salary

I never had to show the B-Permit when I got it though. Have you contacted the bank already? Did they give you more information?
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