6 thoughts on “How to Open an UK Bank Account as a Non-Resident?”

  1. Sir,
    I am an Irish national of Indian origin. I worked as a medical doctor in Ireland for nearly 15 yrs. I shifted to India permanently 10 years back. I am likely to get Govt pension and old age social welfare pension from Ireland.
    I need a bank account in Euro currency account for crediting of pension.
    The account could be in Ireland/ UK or any European country following SEPA system (single european payment area)
    Plz guide me how to get a bank account in euro currency under SEPA system.
    Thanks & Regards

    • The best option in my opinion would be opening a Wise Borderless account. You don’t need to travel to do it and you can receive your pension in it and then send it to some Indian account if you wish.

  2. My granddaughter (18) who has lived in Japan for the last three years has returned to Uk to start a university degree having just completed her A levels. How does she open a bank account without the necessary utility bills and three years residency requirement?

    Thank you.

  3. I’m a UK citizen, living in the Netherlands as a permanent resident. I have UK based assets including sticks and shares. Barclays my current account I currently hold is closing my account due to my non-UK residency status I’d like to set up a UK bank account that allows for direct debits, and simple transactions including making investments. What do you suggest?

    • Wise is a good option. But as a UK citizen you may be able to phisically travel to the UK and open an account in another high street bank.

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