Foreigner Account

  • No fees when using your card for point of sale purchases
  • Activate your Debit Card for Tap & Go for contactless transacting
  • Make cash deposits at till points at Checkers, Shoprite, Usave, Pick n Pay and Boxer stores nationwide using your Debit Card
  • Deposit cash at selected ABSA cash-accepting ATMs
  • Access over 25 000 saswitch ATMs nationwide and any VISA Branded ATM to withdraw cash
  • No monthly subscription fee for Internet Banking
  • Transact online with ease, 24/7 with Internet Banking
  • Change your pin or manage your limits online
  • Schedule online payments for a future date
  • Make SARS payments online
  • Access funds urgently online with Real Time Payment
  • Receive e-stamped statements online
  • Group beneficiaries for easy online payments
  • No monthly admin fee for an active account
  • A minimum balance of R50 is required to open a Foreigner Account
  • View the detailed 2023/2024 fees here

To apply you require the following documentation:

  • Asylum seekers : Asylum seeker/ Refugee permit
  • Refugees: Maroon refugee identification card
  • Foreign nationals with Work or study visas: Passport, work or study permit
  • Proof of address, not older than 3 months, for the verification of your residential address
  • Click here to view all acceptable forms of proof of address required to open an account

With these on hand, you can then contact your nearest branch to apply, or complete the Contact Form on this page for our Sales Consultant to call you

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