Local Bank Account Establishment

Establish your Local Bank Account

Applicable audience:

Belizeans and Permanent Residents

Customer must bring a valid identification (Social Security Card and/or Passport), along with a recent utility bill (not older than three (3) months to confirm place of residence. A minimum deposit will be required to open the account, and may vary among banking institutions.

To open a checking account, the Bank would require a Bankers Reference from an established banking institution, or that the customer maintains a savings account prior to opening a checking account. The customer must also present a valid identification, along with a recent utility bill (not older than 3 months) to confirm place of residence.

Applicable audience:


Customer must bring in two (2) Bankers References from established institutions, along with his/her passport or a notarized copy, and one other form of identification. The customer also must bring in a recent utility bill (not older than 3 months).

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For a company to open an account, identification is required for each beneficial owner and authorized signatory. Authorized signatories must each submit two Bankers’ References from established institutions. Certified copies of the company’s Certificate of Incorporation, and Memorandum and Articles of Association are also required.