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How to open an account in the UAE?
Opening a bank account in the UAE can be quite a complicated procedure. However, if you follow certain recommendations and go through all the necessary procedures, you can open an account without any problems. To open an account, you must be a UAE resident.
The first step to open a bank account in the UAE is to choose the right bank and type of account. There are many banks in the UAE and each of them offers different services. To select a suitable bank, it is recommended to study the terms of services provided and tariffs.
To open a bank account in the UAE, you must provide a certain set of documents. It may differ depending on the chosen bank and type of account, but usually includes a passport with a visa, a resident visa (for non-residents), copies of a birth certificate, and proof of residence. Some banks may also require additional documents such as bank statements or letters of recommendation.
The bank account application must be completed with care and accuracy. This is usually done on the bank's website or at a bank branch, and includes indication of the account type, currency, deposit amount, as well as providing personal data and information about the planned activities on the account.
After filling in an application for opening an account, you may be required to go through the verification procedure. This may include credit checks, identification and contact checks with undesirable organizations or individuals. These procedures are intended to prevent fraudulent transactions and may take some time.
Some banks require a deposit to open an account. The amount of the deposit may vary depending on the chosen bank and type of account, as well as the size of the company or the individual condition of the applicant. Typically, the minimum deposit amount is between $1,000 and $10,000.
After verification and making a deposit, you can get your bank account in the UAE. Usually, an invoice can be obtained through Internet banking, through self-service terminals or in person at the bank.
It is important to note that opening a bank account in the UAE can take from several days to several weeks. This is due to the fact that banks are required to carry out background checks and identity verification procedures for all account applicants.
In general, opening a bank account in the UAE can be a complicated procedure. If you do not want to spend time on this, you can seek help from our team of experts who will help you open an account.
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