New account opening checklist


New to Scotia? Here's what you'll need to open your first account with us.

1. Your identification

Minimum of one valid form of ID:

  • Passport 
  • National ID Card 
  • Driver’s Permit
  • Electronic Birth Certificate
2. Your proof of address

One of the following:

  • Utility bill (not older than 6 months and excluding mobile) 
  • Tax Assessment 
  • Bank Statement 
  • Contract for rental from landlord
3. Your proof of income/occupation

  • If Employed: job letter or most recent pay slip
  • If Self-Employed: proof of income generation in the business name (e.g. bank statements, receipt books, contracts)

4.  Next, visit the branch most convenient to you. 
5. Complete and sign all documentation.
6. Collect and pin your card.
Foreign Clients

In addition to items 1-3, submit:

  • A reference letter from your Foreign Bank OR Bank Statement
  • Your Tax Identification Information
Joint Parties or Signatories

If you're adding joint parties or signatories to your account, be sure to walk with their documentation listed in items 1-3.

Note: Additional documents may be required depending on the nature of your application.

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