Image Gallery – Open GTBank account in South Africa

GTBank allows you to open a bank account from outside Nigeria.  This blog article has an image gallery of our previous blog article “Audio: Open a Nigerian bank account in South Africa [Listen]“. In this article will take you through how to apply for a Nigerian Bank account (with GTBank, in this case).

The step provided below should apply to all the other Nigerian banks such as:

  • Access Bank Plc
  • Diamond Bank Plc
  • Fidelity Bank Plc
  • First City Monument Bank Plc
  • First Bank of Nigeria Limited
  • Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
  • Skye Bank Plc
  • Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
  • United Bank for Africa Plc
  • Zenith Bank Plc

Here are the steps required to open a Nigerian bank account [in this case, a GTBank Non-Residence Nigerian (NRN) bank account] while living in South Africa:

  • Visit your preferred bank’s website. Then download and complete the necessary application for a Nigerian bank account for Nigerians abroad e.g. the GTBank NRN account sign up form.
  • Submit supporting documents: personal identification documents, passport photograph, proof of residence, and references.
  • All your documents have to be certified. Visit any South African Police Service (SAPS) Station.
  • To submit, scan and send all documents via email.

 

Audio: Open a Nigerian bank account in South Africa [Listen]

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Nigerian bank accounts can be opened from South Africa. In this latest podcast, we quickly guide you through how to open a Nigerian bank account while in South Africa.

This podcast takes you through the requirements for opening a GTBank (RNR) Non-Residence Nigerian bank account while in South Africa:

1. Complete the GTBank Non-Residence Nigerian bank account sign up form. (download form here)

2. Submit a copy of any of your personal identification documents which may either be a valid Nigerian international passport or any other foreign international passport.

Other accepted forms of personal identification are valid National Driver’s license or a valid National Identity Card. You will not be able to open your Nigerian bank account without proof of identity.

3. One passport photograph.

4. Proof of residence: a copy of your water or electricity bill issued within the last three months with the same address stated on the application form. Alternatively, you could submit a stamped bank statement or credit card statement issued within the last three months showing your address.

5. References (either i or ii below):

i. One reference letter obtained from a current account holder (Nigerian) with any Nigerian Bank and a banker’s confirmation.

ii. Two reference letters from current account holder (Nigerian) with any Nigerian Bank.

All your documents have to be certified. The easiest and convenient way to certify them is to visit any South African Police Service (SAPS) Station.

Remember: Document certification is a free service.

To submit, scan and send all documents via email to: nrnaccount@gtbank.com.

Related article: Image Gallery – Open GTBank account in South Africa

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