opening a bank account via mobile

Open a bank account

Using the ABN AMRO app

  • It's secure, fast and simple
  • Takes less than 10 minutes
  • No appointment needed

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step 1

1. Download the app

Download the ABN AMRO app and click 'Open account'. You can apply for a bank account with the ABN AMRO app if you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have an official home address in the Netherlands 
  • Have a valid Dutch identification document, residence permit or international passport
  • Are liable to pay taxes in the Netherlands (and possibly also in another country)
  • Have a Citizen Service Number (in Dutch: BSN)
step 2

2. Submit your proof of identity

Take a picture of your identity document. You can open a bank account through the ABN AMRO app with the following identity documents:

  • Dutch identification document (identity card, driving licence or passport)
  • Residence permit (type I, II, III, IV, V, of EU/EER)
  • International passport (except United States passport)

Tips for your photo:

  • Avoid glare and do not use the flash
  • Make sure your passport is within the frame
  • Use a dark background

3. Upload your extract from the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP)

To open an account you must have a Dutch residential address. You can prove this with an extract from the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). You apply for this extract in the municipality where you live.

Until you have done this, some features of your checking account will not be available.

step 3

4. Take a picture

Take a picture of yourself using your mobile phone so that we can check that you are the person on the identity document.

Tips for your photo:

  • Take the photo in a light environment
  • Make sure you do not have any backlight (e.g. from the sun behind you)
  • Hold the camera directly in front of your face
step 4

5. Answer some questions

We want to get to know you better so that we can provide you with the best service. That is why we want to ask you to answer a few questions and check that everything is correct. If the data is correct, confirm your application by entering in the unique code.

Step 5

6. You've sent your application!

We will check the information you have entered and open your account for you. You will be updated on the status of your request by text message and email within four hours. If your application is approved, the message will also explain the next steps. Your account will soon be ready for use.

The benefits of opening an account online

Basic Payment Package is our inexpensive payment package and you can use it to manage all your day-to-day banking.
You can open this bank account entirely online. All you need is your mobile and your ID.
You can prove your identity in the ABN AMRO app, so you don’t need an appointment and don't need to come to one of our branch offices.
Joint account

Organise your banking matters together

Want to see your joint income and spending in one summary? A joint account will give you.

  • One current account for both of you
  • Two debit cards
  • Online and mobile banking
  • Google Pay or Apple Pay payment option
  • Financial information through the Grip app

Frequently asked questions

After you upload your identity document, you will be asked to verify the details. You can change your name and date of birth if necessary. Your application may be rejected if the details cannot be properly verified. You can then restart the application.

Yes, the following residence documents may be used for identification purposes when becoming a client in the app: 

  • Type I: Regular temporary residence permit 
  • Type II: Regular permanent residence permit 
  • Type III: Temporary asylum residence permit 
  • Type IV: Permanent asylum residence permit 
  • Type V: Residence permit for long-term resident - EU 
  • Type EU/EEA: Residence document for citizen of the Union 
  • Type EU/EEA family member: Residence document for family member of citizen of the Union

All banks are required to verify the identity and eligibility of their customers and ABN AMRO is no exception. This requirement is set out in the Dutch Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act and helps to prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

If you take a photo of an international identity card or driving licence, the app will not recognise it as ID. Try taking a photo of your passport. If this doesn't work either using the above tips, we'll be happy to help you over the phone. Please do not hesitate to call us on 0900 8170 (standard call charges apply).

You can find your IBAN in the .PDF that you can download once your request via the app is received by ABN AMRO.

Within 5 working days after opening the account. U will receive:

  • Your debit bard
  • The PIN for your debit card and the activation code for your debit card
  • You will also receive your E.dentifier: a device that allows you to log into Internet Banking and confirm orders without smartphone

Please call us on 0900 8170 (standard call charges apply).

ABN AMRO has the right bank account for you

Your day-to-day banking

Our bank account includes everything you need for your day-to-day banking.

Free payment alerts

Free payment alerts in the ABN AMRO app. That’s a nice extra!

Secure banking

Secure banking, always, with the ABN AMRO app, online or at a bank branch.