How can I open a bank account in Greece?

Those wishing to purchase a property in Greece must have a bank account in Greece to complete the transaction.

The Greek bank will ask you for a number of documents that you must obtain in your country of origin:

• You must have your tax return from your country of origin

• telephone or electricity bill to prove your address

• written proof of your profession or professional activity


All documents must be certified by the Consulate of Greece or by a local notary with apostille in the country of your residence.

If the documents from the country of origin are in a language other than Greek, the Greek bank will request an official translation of the documents into the Greek language. If the documents are written in English, you may be exempted from this.


The final step for opening the bank account is the presence in person of the person who will open the bank account in the bank in Greece:

• With his / her valid passport, to sign the documents

• In person to sign the documents

• To provide sample signatures

• fill in the other papers, including those to get internet access to the account

Creating the bank account cannot be completed without the presence of the person wishing to open the bank account

For more questions, contact ILBE.BE Via Info@ilbe.be or by telephone: 0032478934121

written by ILBE staff

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