How to apply

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

1. One valid government-issued identification bearing a photograph and signature such as:

  • Passport
  • National ID or voter's card
  • Driver's license
  • Military ID card

2. Proof of address such as:

  • Current utility bill (no more than 3 months old).  Where an applicant is unable to provide a utility bill in their name, the following can be provided:
    • Letter dated and addressed to the Bank signed by the utility account holder and confirming the following details:
      • Name, address, daytime telephone number and signature of the utility account holder
      • State the applicant’s name
      • Utility account holder to confirm that the applicant resides at the stated address on the utility bill
      • Date the applicant commenced dwelling at the address stated on the utility bill
    • Copy of the utility account holder’s utility bill (no more than 3 months old)
    • Copy of the utility account holder’s current ID.
  • Copy of Lease

3. Proof of funding, such as:

  • Job Letter
  • Bank reference or bank statements

All accounts are subject to review for an on-boarding decision by the Branch Manager.

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

Also, be sure to read our Personal Financial Services Agreement [PDF 608 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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