open a bank account

open a bank account

To open a bank account it is relatively simple, often you need just:

  • an adress in Switzerland for communications
  • a valid passport or identity card
  • to fill in a number of account opening forms

Some banks ask

  • a Swiss permit B or C
  • a copy of your wage statement and of the working contract
  • a minimal deposit

Note that if you want transfer a huge amount of money, you might prove the origins of the assets, since the bank is required by law to know this.