How to open a bank account in Ireland

Opening a bank account in Ireland might be a daunting (and slightly confusing) task, however, it is one of the first things you should do after you book your mid to long-term accommodation with Spotahome. Please make sure to always read the fine print and be aware of any tax liabilities as a resident or non-resident in Ireland.

Difficulty: Medium

Available banks: AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC Bank, Danske Bank (National Irish Bank), PTSB and Ulster Bank

Types of bank accounts: Non-residential, residential

Documents you will need

One/two forms of photo identification, residence permit or visa and proof of your residence in the city.
(Please note that some banks require more documents than others and non-residents may also need a reference from their home bank.)

Best Irish banks for expats

Bank of Ireland or AIB (two of the biggest banks in Ireland)

Waiting time

5-7 business days, however, this depends on the account and provided documents.