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How to open a bank account in a Greek bank

24 Apr 2019 (originally 05 Nov 2015)

Legal, by Broosco Legal Team

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Instructions on how to open a bank account in Greece as a foreign resident. List of all the required documents needed for the procedure.


Opening a bank account is strongly suggested in case you wish to proceed to the purchase of a property in Greece. It reassures the transparency of all transactions related to the purchase and provides all necessary tax proof to be provided annually to the Greek tax authorities for the needs of your annually declared income, property, expenses etc.

In order to open a bank account in a Greek bank you will need:

  1. Copy of your passport or identity card.
  2. Greek tax number.
  3. Proof of your home address.
  4. Proof of your profession.
  5. Proof of your professional address.
  6. Proof of your recent annual and monthly income.
  7. Certificate of tax residence. It is issued by the tax authority of your country and proves that your country’s tax authorities certify that you are a resident of this country within the meaning of the tax convention signed between this latter and Greece.
  8. Your home and professional phone numbers as shown on any official document.
  9. If you are not present, you should sign a power of attorney to a proxy to open the bank account for you.

Evidently, if you wish the account to be a joint one, all beneficiaries should provide the necessary documents.

All English documents are accepted. Documents from other countries have to be officially translated in English or Greek.


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