Personal Identification Requirements for Non-Residents


If you are not currently resident in Ireland and wish to open an account from abroad, there are additional personal identification requirements, details of which are outlined below. 


Certified copy of Photographic I.D –any one of the following:

Your current valid Passport

Your current valid Driver’s Licence (Expiration date must be clearly visible)

Your current valid EU National Identity Card

Please note the photo and expiry date must be clearly visible.

Certified evidence of home address–original copies of any two of the following:

Correspondence from a Utility Company (telephone, mobile, gas, electricity, heating, oil, waste collection)

Correspondence from a Regulated Financial Institution operating in your country of residence(Insurance / Assurance Co., Bank, Building Society, Credit Card Co.)

Correspondence from a Government Department / Body

Please note that correspondence provided must be issued to you at your home address within the past 6 months.

What is a certified copy?  

A certified copy is a document that MUST be branded and signed as being a true copy by an acceptable certifier as detailed below:

Chartered or Certified Public Accountant


Government Department- Elected official at national or local level

Embassy/ Consular Staff member

Public Notary


In order to comply with our obligations under legislation, we may, at our discretion at any time seek further information and documentation from you to verify your identity.

The name on your photographic identification (e.g. name on your passport) must exactly match the name on your proof of address (e.g. full name on your gas bill).

Please talk to one of our staff by contacting any of our branches or our Customer Service Helpline (0818 724 725 (+353 1771 5612 from outside Ireland), lines are open Monday to Friday 8am – 9pm and Saturday 9am- 6pm – except for Bank Holiday weekends ), if you do not possess the documentation outlined above.

Photocopies of documents are not acceptable.

One of our Customer Service Officials will be happy to take you through the next steps for opening your new account with AIB.