Opening your account through an ASB partner bank

Want to deal with a local bank when opening your ASB account? It could be possible through the relationships we have with banks - like Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and the Agricultural Bank of China (ABC).

Great reasons to choose us

  • Open your account in person at an ASB partner bank
  • Get faster access to your new ASB account once you’re in New Zealand
  • Have your identification documents verified quickly and easily
  • Work with a local representative who speaks your language

How it works

Through our association with some of the world’s largest banks, there’s a network of representative offices where you can open an ASB account and deposit funds.

Just take the following to one of the offices below.

  • your passport
  • proof of your intention to settle in New Zealand
  • your current residential address and contact details

You'll need to arrive in New Zealand within 28 days after your ASB account is opened.

What happens when you open an ASB account?

  • When your identification and proof of address have been verified, you’ll get access to an ASB account. You won’t be able to access or operate your account (except for depositing funds) until we complete the identification and verification process in New Zealand.
  • Let your ASB Relocation Specialist know your moving dates and where you’ll be living in New Zealand. An appointment will be booked for you at your nearest ASB branch.
  • After you've arrived, take your original passport and proof of your residential address in New Zealand to your appointment. We will verify your new ASB account an it will be fully operational within two working days.

ASB Partner banks

Select your location to find the ASB partner banks in your country.

  • China

    CBA Beijing Representative Office
    2909 China World Tower 1
    1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue
    Beijing 100004 P.R. China
    Phone: (8610) 6505 5350
    Fax: (8610) 6505 5354

    Shanghai Branch
    1101-1102 Azia Centre
    No. 1233 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong
    Shanghai 200120 P.R. China
    Phone: (8621) 6123 8900
    Fax: (8621) 6165 0285

  • India

    CBA India
    Level 2, Hoechst House, Nariman Point
    Mumbai – 400 021 India
    Phone: (9122) 6139 0123
    Fax: (9122) 6139 0200

  • Indonesia

    PT Bank Commonwealth
    Wisma Metropolitan II, 1st Floor
    JI. Jen. Sudirman Kav 29-31
    Jakarta 12920, Indonesia
    Phone: (6221) 5296 1222


  • Korea

    ASB has relationships with Hana Bank, Korea Exchange Bank, Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, and Kookmin Bank in Korea. This means you can quickly and easily arrange an ASB account and conveniently send money directly to ASB in New Zealand by electronic funds transfer.

    Hana Bank World Centre
    Phone: (822) 773 1111

    Korea Exchange Bank Global Centre
    Phone: (822) 729 8239

    Shinhan Bank Global Centre
    Phone: (822) 774 4745

    Woori Bank International Trade Service
    Phone: (822) 3151 3062

    Kookmin Bank Foreign Exchange Plaza
    Phone: (822) 725 3476

  • United Kingdom

    To open an ASB account just complete the new account application or contact our CBA London representative office on +44 (0) 20 7710 3990, Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm GMT (if you’re visiting the CBA London representative office, call +44 (0) 20 7710 3990 to make an appointment to see a Relationship Manager).

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    Financial and Migrant Information Service
    1 New Ludgate
    60 Ludgate Hill
    London EC4M 7AW
    United Kingdom
    Phone: +44 (0) 207 710 3999
    Fax: +44 (0) 207 710 3939
    Email: commbankuk@cba.com.au

    Once you have completed the account opening form, please forward it along with a certified copy of one form of photo identification to:

    Freepost RSEU-RSUC-GHYT
    ASB Representative Office London
    International Customer Services
    1 New Ludgate
    60 Ludgate Hill
    London EC4M 7AW
    United Kingdom

  • Vietnam

    CBA Vietnam
    Hanoi Representative Office
    Suite 202-203A The Central Building
    31 Hai Ba Trung
    Hanoi Vietnam
    Phone: (844) 3824 3213
    Fax: (844) 3824 3961

    CBA Ho Chi Minh City Branch
    Han Nam Office
    65 Nguyen Du Street District 1
    Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
    Phone: (848) 3824 1525
    Fax: (848) 3824 2703

Get started today

01. Apply

Download and fill out this application form.

02. Email

Email us your completed application form with suitable identification and verification of your address.

03. Arrange

An ASB Relocation Specialist will be in touch to help you open your account and move your money to New Zealand.

04. Visit

When you arrive, visit any ASB branch. We’ll verify your identification and address and help you to get settled.

Join ASB today

Ready to go?

Simply download, complete and email the application form, along with your identification and address verification to internationalbanking@asb.co.nz.

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Any questions?

We'll help you with your international banking query.


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Call us from overseas

You can call us during New Zealand business hours (international toll charges apply).

+64 9 448 4340

Visit a branch

When you’re here, come and see us at one of our many branches across New Zealand.

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