Documents Required for Account Opening

Simply upload photos or scanned copies of the required documents if you’re applying online for a Personal or Joint-Alternate Account. Otherwise, please remember to bring along the original copy of the required documents if you prefer to make the application at our branches.

What documents are required for account opening?

Use Singpass to reduce the number of documents to submit!

Nationality Application Identity Card/ Passport SG-issued Pass/IPA Proof of Residential Address Proof of tax Residency
Singaporean/ Permanent Residents With Singpass
 
 
 
1
Without Singpass
 
Foreigners With Singpass
2
3
1
Without Singpass
1 Required for each country of tax residency.
2 Not required if opening via digibank app.
3 Not required if opening via digibank app AND using Residential address from Myinfo.

List of Acceptable Documents

  1. Identification Document
    • Provide front and back of NRIC
    • Applicant below the age of 15 or have not been issued with NRIC:
      • Provide Birth Certificate (For Singaporean)
      • Provide valid Re-entry Permit and Passport (For Singapore Permanent Resident)
  2. Proof of Residential Address
    Provide the latest copy (within last 3 months) of any of the items below:
    • Back of NRIC
    • Local utility bill or telecommunication bill
    • Local bank statement/credit card statement
  3. Proof of Tax Residency
    Provide any of the items below for each country of tax residency:
    • Identity Card/Passport/Employment Pass/Work Permit/Residence Permit
    • Document from tax authority showing recent filing of income tax
  1. Identification Document
  2. Proof of Employment
    • Employment pass / 1In Principal Approval (IPA) issued by Ministry of Manpower
  3. Proof of Residential Address
    Provide the latest copy (within last 3 months) of any of the items below:
    • Letter of offer or employment
    • Latest payslip
    • Local utility bill or telecommunication bill
    • Local bank statement/credit card statement
    • 1In Principal Approval (IPA) issued by Ministry of Manpower
    • Work permit of foreign domestic worker (domestic helper) issued by Ministry of Manpower before 24 August 2020
  4. Proof of Tax Residency
    Provide any of the items below for each country of tax residency:
    • Identity Card/Passport/Employment Pass/Work Permit/Residence Permit
    • Document from tax authority showing recent filing of income tax
1 For online account application, IPA can only be accepted for either item 2 or 3, not both.
  1. Identification Document
  2. Proof of Study in Singapore
    • Matriculation card/ Student card (includes In-Principle Approval by ICA)
    • Acceptance letter from school (restricted to official letters from educational institutions or schools under the purview of Council for Private Education or Ministry of Education)
  3. Proof of Residential Address
    Provide the latest copy (within last 3 months) of any of the items below:
    • Local utility bill or telecommunication bill
    • Local bank statement/credit card statement
    • Acceptance letter from school (restricted to official letters from educational institutions or schools under the purview of Council for Private Education or Ministry of Education)
  4. Proof of Tax Residency
    Provide any of the items below for each country of tax residency:
    • Identity Card/Passport/Employment Pass/Work Permit/Residence Permit
    • Document from tax authority showing recent filing of income tax
  1. Identification Document
  2. Dependent/Long term visit pass
  3. Proof of Residential Address*
    Provide the latest copy (within last 3 months) of any of the items below:
    • Local utility bill or telecommunication bill
    • Local bank statement/credit card statement
  4. Proof of Tax Residency
    Provide any of the items below for each country of tax residency:
    • Identity Card/Passport/Employment Pass/Work Permit/Residence Permit
    • Document from tax authority showing recent filing of income tax
*If uploaded document is under the name of sponsor, additional supporting document (e.g marriage certificate/birth certificate) may be required.


Online Account Opening Follow-up Applications

  • For customers who received an SMS on your online account opening application, please email the required documents as indicated in SMS to our functional mailbox below within 3 days. 
    Online Application DBS Functional Email
    Personal Deposit Account accountopening@dbs.com
    Joint-alternate Deposit Account jointaccount@dbs.com
  • Please indicate last 4 characters of your NRIC/Passport in email subject e.g. "567A".
  • Our team will complete your application once we received the correct documents.

More information

  • *Residential Address: A non-commercial address where the customer resides. An overseas residential address can used to apply for an account if a Singapore address is unavailable at that point. Letter issued by government of other public bodies regulated for AML practices or a letter from regulated insurance companies in a FATF member country may be uploaded as proof. However, customers are required to update to Singapore address via digibank once available.
  • Applications will be rejected, if the Name, NRIC number, Malaysia IC number, Passport and Residential Address listed on your application form differ from the provided copies of items below.
  • For Online Personal or Joint-Alternate Account Application, please ensure that the proof of residential address uploaded for each applicant indicates their address and issue date clearly.
  • For Joint-Alternate account application, both applicant’s proof of addresses are required.
  • For proof of mobile number ownership (if applicable), please upload either a local telecommunication bill/confirmation letter or mobile service agreement (signed acceptance page).
  • For uploading of child identification document for Online My Account (Kids) application, please refer to guide here.
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