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How to open an overseas account

Whether you're looking to move, invest or study outside Hong Kong, we can show you the best way to open an account in another destination.

Why use our international services?

Manage your money easily across borders and make the most of your finances, wherever you are.

  • Our international services can help you open another account in over 30 destinations, from within or outside Hong Kong
  • Get set up with a credit card in your new destination
  • Manage all your accounts from one place online, and make fee-free transfers between them
  • Enjoy seamless support and professional services that go beyond banking from our partners

How to apply for an overseas account

1. Choose your destination

Select your current location and where you'd like to open an overseas account. We can help you open an account in over 25 destinations[@international-overseas-applications].

2. Check if you're eligible

You can apply if you're at least 18 years old and have a valid reason for opening an overseas account. Additional criteria may apply depending on your destination.

3. Start your application

Once you get started, we'll show you how to apply, whether that's online, through our International Banking Centre or at a branch, and what documents you'll need.

Ready to open an overseas account?

Simply select your current location and where you would like to open an overseas account. Fill in your details and we'll let you know what's next.

Frequently asked questions

Where you can open an account

You can open another account in:

Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bermuda, China, Egypt, Expat offshore (Jersey), Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam

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    • We recommend opening an HSBC Hong Kong account first to have a smooth international account opening journey.
    • If you hold HSBC Premier, HSBC Premier Elite or HSBC Global Private Banking status in another market, you will automatically be eligible for HSBC Premier in Hong Kong. Your Relationship Manager will help you open your account.
    • Credit card-only customers are not eligible for overseas account applications. Please open an HSBC Hong Kong bank account first.
    • To open an HSBC China account, you will need to do so in person at any HSBC China branch in mainland China.