How to open a bank account in the Netherlands for Ukrainian refugees?

Sun, 10 Apr / 03:39

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How to open a bank account in the Netherlands for Ukrainian refugees?

How to open a bank account in the Netherlands for Ukrainian refugees?

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Opening a bank account in the Netherlands will make it easier for you to solve various issues and help you to participate in everyday life. In addition, a local bank account means that local authorities will be able to transfer funds to you more easily and conveniently. After opening a bank account, you can tell the city your bank account number (IBAN) to get your accommodation allowance.


Banks are obliged to verify your data and identity cards. In some cases, this can cause delays before the account is assigned to you and ready to use.


Subsequently, seven Dutch banks will offer accounts specifically for refugees from Ukraine. The following banks are now available:


ABNAMRO

Opening a bank account online

Information in English

Required documents: Ukrainian passport or identity card, BSN number

Bank account cost: 1.95 euros per month (includes bank account, debit card, code to activate the application using your debit card)

Next step: download the ABNAMRO app for iOS or Android.

Note: A debit card is required to activate the application. Delivery of the card is carried out in 3-5 working days after submission of the application.


Bitsafe

Opening a bank account online

Information in Ukrainian

Required: Ukrainian passport, identity card or driver's license

Bank account cost: free; includes debit card. A transaction fee is charged.

Download the Bitsafe app for iOS or Android.


Bunq

Opening a bank account online

Information in English and Ukrainian

Required: Ukrainian passport or identity card

The cost of a bank account: free for three months, then 2.95 euros per month. This includes a debit card and direct use of Apple Pay / Google Pay.

Download the Bunq app for iOS or Android


ING

Opening a bank account at a bank branch

Information in English and Ukrainian

Required: BRP registration, BSN number, Ukrainian passport

Bank account cost: 2.35 euros per month (1.90 euros only for digital payments, which excludes the use of ATMs). This includes free intra-EU transactions and a debit card.

The nearest ING branch is located at: ing.nl 


Rabobank

Opening a bank account online

Information in Ukrainian and Dutch

Required documents: BSN number

Bank account cost: free until March 1, 2023 (online current account, debit card and access to ApplePay / Google Pay

Next step: download the Rabobank app for iOS or Android.

Note. A debit card is required to activate your account and obtain an IBAN. Delivery of the card is carried out within 3 working days after submission of the application.


SNS

Opening a bank account at a bank branch

Information in Ukrainian and English

Required documents: BSN number

Bank account cost: 2.55 euros per month (bank account and debit card).

Note. Provided that the applicant has no other Dutch bank accounts.

Next step: Visit the nearest SNS office.


Triodos

Opening a bank account by mail

Information in Dutch

Required documents: BSN number

Bank account cost: 5 euros per month (bank account and debit card).

Next step: download the form (Dutch)

Note. The request takes approximately 10 business days to process.