How to Establish a Bank Account in Ghana

Banking in Ghana

For a steadily evolving cashless world, bank account opening has become a very essential part of transitioning into a new country.

Ghana has a variety of commercial banks that provide personal and corporate accounts to suit the banking needs of individuals and businesses looking to transact electronically for ease and efficiency.

How to Open Bank Account

The basic requirements for a bank account opening include:

  • National ID (GhanaCard)
  • Proof of Residence
  • Passport Picture(s)
  • Completed Application Form
  • Residence Permit*

Accounts for Non-citizens

*A Residence permit is typically required for non-citizens to establish a bank account in Ghana, however African Diaspora Resource Centre offers various funds management solutions for individuals looking to transact locally prior to obtaining residency.

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