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Opening a bank account in Ivory Coast

Hi all,

is it difficult for expats to open a bank account in Ivory Coast ?

Which documents are required to open a bank account in Ivory Coast ?

How long does it take to open it ?

Is there any restriction for expats regarding the services (loans for instance)  ?

Which bank would you recommend ?

Thanks in advance for your participation,

Julien

I need to know how to transfer money or start a bank account in ivory coast.

Hello nyema72 and welcome to Expat.com!

Hope you'll be helped by other members soon. :)

Thank you,
Aurélie

Well.... I haven't open an bank account here yet, But my visa card is working here perfectly.
if i am not mistaken, you need your ID, passport if your not a citizen, job documents, and housing documents. Plus i believe it only takes 2-4 days, for everything to be settle, but it depends what city you are in the country, because some cities are not well develop.
In 4 months i do plan on opening a bank account with sgbci or maybe Eco bank, those are my top pick.

Thank you for helping Mimi kone! :)

Aurélie

^_^ my pleasure

HI IS VERY SIMPLE TO OPEN A BANK ACC IN IVORY COAST
YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT 2 PASSPORT PICTURES, YOUR CERTIFICAT OF RESIDENT AND WATER OR ELECTRICITY BILL TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE LIVING SOMEWHERE
AND AN AMOUNT OF MONEY WHICH THE BANKING INSTITUTION WILL REQUEST

Nadia Tia :

HI IS VERY SIMPLE TO OPEN A BANK ACC IN IVORY COAST
YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT 2 PASSPORT PICTURES, YOUR CERTIFICAT OF RESIDENT AND WATER OR ELECTRICITY BILL TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE LIVING SOMEWHERE
AND AN AMOUNT OF MONEY WHICH THE BANKING INSTITUTION WILL REQUEST

Welcome to the forum
This thread is over 12 months old now. Could you please not post in uppercase as it is considered to be the same a shouting at someone. Thank you.

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