How to Apply

To apply for a Scotiabank account, you’ll need to visit your local Scotiabank branch and bring the following items with you:

1. One piece of government-issued ID, with photograph and signature, such as:

  • Passport
  • National ID or voter's card
  • Driver's licence
  • Military ID card
  • Permanent resident card

2. One secondary piece of identification. The following kinds are valid:

  • An additional primary piece of identification
  • Birth certificate, credit card, debit card, tax ID card
  • Employee ID or letter from your employer

3. Proof of address, such as:

  • Utility bill
  • Bank account statement
  • Copy of lease or letter from landlord

If you are a non-resident customer, a reference letter or a current account statement from a reputable bank is required.

4. The account Application Form [PDF: 614 Kb]

Also, be sure to read our Personal Financial Services Agreement [PDF : 609 KB] for all the details on having an account with Scotiabank.

Have questions? Contact us or visit your nearest Scotiabank branch for more information.

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