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LondonBob 18.04.2012 13:41

Open Bank Account with Passport Only
 
Dear EF Members,

Do any banks allow the opening of non-salary type accounts (i.e. basic checking) with only a passport? Or is a visa and/or work-permit now mandatory?

Thank you.

Texaner 18.04.2012 13:46

Re: Open Bank Account with Passport Only
 
PostFinance (at the Post Office) was doing that last time I checked. Only they won't call it a 'checking' account, but a 'Privatkonto'.

fatmanfilms 18.04.2012 13:46

Re: Open Bank Account with Passport Only
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by loyaliser (Post 1540245)
Dear EF Members,

Do any banks allow the opening of non-salary type accounts (i.e. basic checking) with only a passport? Or is a visa and/or work-permit now mandatory?

Thank you.

You can open an account on line, with Swiss Post & some of the banks it's very easy.
Where do you live? Are you a US Citizen & how much money do you wish to deposit are possibly more important questions.

LondonBob 18.04.2012 14:11

They are Lebanese living in canton Vaud... (my parents, hehe embarrassing)

Just need an account for monthly allowance, bank card, international bank wire etc.

So Post Finance online best option?

fatmanfilms 18.04.2012 16:06

Re: Open Bank Account with Passport Only
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by loyaliser (Post 1540283)
They are Lebanese living in canton Vaud... (my parents, hehe embarrassing)

Just need an account for monthly allowance, bank card, international bank wire etc.

So Post Finance online best option?

I believe the online form asks about permit for CH addresses, they send a letter by registered post so the postman sees your ID!


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