What identification documents do I need to open a current account?

To open a bank account at a branch you need to provide at least one form of photo ID and one proof of address. If opening the account online a second form of ID, or Selfie with your ID, is required. Please note the name on the photo ID must match the name on your proof of address.

Online application

To complete your application you must upload two forms of ID and one proof of address, you can choose one of the following options:

Option 1: Photo of Passport, Photo of Driving Licence Card (IRL & UK) & Proof of Address

Option 2: Photo of Passport, A selfie picture of you holding your Passport (with the photo page opened) & Proof of Address

Option 3: Driving Licence Card (IRL & UK), A selfie picture of you holding your Driving Licence Card & Proof of Address

Acceptable documents
Acceptable forms of proof of identity you can use online includes:
  • Current Passport
  • Irish driving licence - card only
  • UK driving licence - card only
Acceptable proof of address includes:
  • Current utility bill (dated in the past 6 months)
  • Current statement from credit or financial institution

Branch application

To apply in a branch you will asked to bring with you one ID to prove your identity and one documents to prove your address.

Acceptable documents Number of documents
Acceptable proof of identity in branch includes:
  • Current Passport or
  • Irish driving licence card or paper version
  • UK driving licence - card only
Any one form of ID
Acceptable proof of address includes:
  • Current utility bill (dated in the past 6 months)
  • Current statement from credit or financial institution
Any one document

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Last updated: July 02, 2019

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