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 Licence
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, make an appointment.

Send an email to to make an appointment at a 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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