What identification do I need to open an ASB account from overseas?
You’ll need to provide a photocopy of your passport – photo and details, plus your visa type (if applicable). We’ll also need proof of your New Zealand residential address. If you haven’t got a New Zealand address yet, we will need proof of your overseas residential address before we can open your account – these could be a bank statement, utility bills dated within the last three months that have your name and residential address (not a P.O.Box or online statement).
Please note, originals of these documents will be required when you are here to activate your account and we may also require NZ address verification.
What do I do when I need address verification but I haven't moved to New Zealand or got a permanent New Zealand address yet?If you haven’t got a New Zealand address yet, we will need proof of your overseas residential address before we ...
ASB has foreign exchange services at every branch and can help you get New Zealand dollars when you arrive. You ...
Your ASB Relocation Specialist can help you organise a branch, or you can visit any ASB branch nationwide.
Will I be able to access the ASB account I’ve opened from overseas when I arrive or how long will it take?To finalise your account opening, visit any ASB Branch with your original identification and proof of your New Zealand address ...