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Opening of Accounts

Resident Companies (Local Currency and/or Foreign Currency)

Minimum documentation required (of the company)

  • Notarial contract of company, which includes information on the founders of the company and its purpose of business.
  • Extract from the Polish Court Register (KRS) issued no more than three months earlier.
  • Company statistical REGON number.
  • Tax Identification Number (NIF).

Minimum documentation required (of the proxies and signatories)

  • Identity documents of persons representing the company (in the case of non-resident physical persons, passports).
  • Other powers, optionally (if they have been granted), for example for persons that have signed agreements with the bank and persons who administer the account on behalf of the company.

Currency

Local currency: PLN/Foreign currencies available: GBP, USD, EURO, CHF, NOK, SEK, DKK, CAD, JPY, AUD, CZK, HUF, RUB, TRY, RON, USD, CNY

Time (days) in which the account is operational*

Up to 2 business days after receiving all required documentation and subject to client signatures.

Does the signature of the opening contract require physical presence? If the answer is NO, what are the alternatives?

No. Within the European Union in Santander offices, coordination is required by International Desk; outside the European Union by a notary.

Other requirements/restrictions

If any documentation is not available in Polish, it has to be apostilled and translated by a sworn translator. The bank documents are signed in Polish with translations available in English and Spanish. Translation not needed for clients of selected Santander Banks (including Spain and Portugal), please contact International Desk Poland (id@bzwbk.pl) for more information.

Non Resident Companies (Local Currency and/or Foreign Currency)

Minimum documentation required (of the company)

  • Extract from the commercial register of the country where the company is registered.
  • Does the extract indicate the representation of the company? If NO, it must be provided in a supplementary document to prove the representation.
  • EURO-NIF (optional, if available).

Minimum documentation required (of the proxies and signatories)

  • Identity documents of persons representing the company (in the case of non-resident physical persons, passports).
  • Other powers, optionally (if they have been granted), for example for persons that have signed agreements with the bank and persons who administer the account on behalf of the company.

Currency

Local currency: PLN/Foreign currencies available: GBP, USD, EURO, CHF, NOK, SEK, DKK, CAD, JPY, AUD, CZK, HUF, RUB, TRY, RON, USD, CNY

Time (days) in which the account is operational*

Up to 2 business days after receiving all required documentation and subject to client signatures.

Does the signature of the opening contract require physical presence? If the answer is NO, what are the alternatives?

No. Within the European Union in Santander offices, coordination is required by International Desk; outside the European Union by a notary.

Other requirements/restrictions

If any documentation is not available in Polish, it has to be apostilled and translated by a sworn translator. The bank documents are signed in Polish with translations available in English and Spanish. Translation not needed for clients of selected Santander Banks (including Spain and Portugal), please contact International Desk Poland (id@bzwbk.pl) for more information.

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