A bank account in PLN (Polish zloty) will probably be one of the first things you will want to have when settling down in Poland – not only for convenience, but also to save money.

Here are some of the most popular banks you can find in Poland. We have also contacted them directly in order to find out which documents will be needed if you are a non-EU citizen and you want to open a bank account in Poland:

BankWebsiteRequired document
Alior Bankhttp://www.aliorbank.pl/- passport
- Karta Pobytu or visa
Bank Pekaohttps://www.pekao.com.pl/- passport
- other valid ID with photo
Bank Zachodni WBK (Santander)https://www.bzwbk.pl/- passport
- Karta Pobytu (foreign students of Polish universities can present their student ID instead of Karta Pobytu)
Citi Handlowyhttp://www.citibank.pl- passport OR Karta Pobytu
Deutsche Bankhttp://www.deutschebank.pl- passport
IdeaBankhttps://www.ideabank.pl/- passport
- tax residency certificate (certyfikat rezydencji podatkowej)*
mBankhttps://www.mbank.pl/- passport
- Karta Pobytu
Millenniumhttps://www.bankmillennium.pl/- passport or other foreign ID
- tax identification number from the country of your tax residency (for Poland: PESEL or NIP)
PKO Bank Polskihttp://pkobp.pl/- passport
- other valid ID

* Although Karta Pobytu is not required to open an account, in practice you need to have Polish residency (so have a Karta Pobytu) in order to obtain the tax residency certificate (more info here: Tax Residency Certificate). If you do not have a Karta Pobytu in Poland, and your tax residency is in another country (e.g. Mexico), you will need to provide the bank with a document in English issued by the tax authorities in the respective country.

Keep in mind that when opening a bank account, some documents and forms will probably be in Polish language. To make sure you are safe and understand everything you sign, it would be a good idea to have a Polish person accompany you to the bank.

Read more about the most popular topics related to living in Poland here.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

Written by Karolina Kazmierska

Polish girl in love with Mexican culture and Spanish language. Experience in Marketing & HR, and also in Web Development.