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Documents required to open a bank account in Greece

Updated: Jan 17, 2023

In case you wish to open a bank account, hire a safety deposit box, receive a loan or carry out other transactions (credit transfer, remittance), the details required according to the law (whether you are the main beneficiary, co-beneficiary, primary debtor or guarantor) and the corresponding certifying documents are the following, as appropriate:

(1) Full name and father’s name

(2) Identity card or passport


(3) Issuing authority

(4) Date and place of birth

- Identity Card - Valid passport - Law Enforcement and Armed Forces personnel identity card

(5) Customer Income

(6) VAT Registration Number

- Income tax slip (for natural persons) - Income tax return, including submission receipt and tax payment note (for legal persons and trading professionals) - Certificate on no requirement to submit a tax return (when either of the above two documents is not available)

(7) Current home address

(8) Telephone number

- Recent utility bill - Home or business premises lease contract, filed to a tax office

(9) Profession and current

business address

- Valid foreigner’s residence permit - Employer’s certificate - Copy of latest salary statement - Certificate of profession - Professional Identity Card - Social Insurance Institution Receipt

The documents mentioned in the previous page should be produced in their original form, while banks are required to request regular updating and maintain copies thereof.

Depending on the transaction type and amount, the documents your bank will request may differ. It is, therefore, possible that additional details and information

may be requested, including:

  • VAT returns, invoices, bills of lading, ownership titles, lease or sale contracts;

  • information on the purpose and nature of your business relationship with the bank;

  • information about your economic/transaction profile, and/or

  • other information.

When acting on behalf of a third party, in addition to your identification details you will have to provide similar identification details of such third (natural or legal) person. According to applicable laws, banks are required to demand these details and confirm their authenticity.

Information sourced from the Hellenic Bank Association:


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