Opening a bank account in Tunisia


When moving to Tunisia, you will probably want to open a bank account. Find all that you need to know about relating formalities in this article.

Opening a bank account will probably one of your priorities on moving to Tunisia, especially if you are going to work. Relating procedures are quite simple. Moreover, you are allowed to open a bank account remotely.

In general, foreign residents in Tunisia are entitled to the following facilities:

  • performing debit or credit transactions with third parties
  • free access to account management services
  • check accounts and other relating services
  • subscription to a national bank card
  • investment.

As regards relating formalities, you are required to produce the following documents:

  • your national identity card or your resident certificate
  • your latest pay slips or other supporting documents
  • proof of address.

As regards the deposit, the amount generally varies from one bank to another. Make sure to inquire with the selected bank beforehand.

 Good to know:

Some banks will issue a check book to new account holders at least three months following the opening of the account. They will assess the account management beforehand. However, the bank card is issued upon the opening of the account.

Opening a remote account

Most Tunisian banks provide remote bank account opening facilities. Take the time to check the selected bank's website. In some cases, banks will require you to download the application document, print and duly fill and sign it before sending it to them. Others will simply require you to fill an online document. A consultant will then contact you.

 Useful links: – Banks and Finance in Tunisia Forum 
Central Bank of Tunisia – Opening a bank account
Conditions de banque – Banks in Tunisia

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