(Quick Guide For) Opening of Non Resident Bank Account in Serbia

Having a Non Resident bank account in a foreign country is an asset. In this day and age, a big one. And, a very handy one.

In Serbia, for instance, there are several potential advantages of having a non-resident bank account, including:

Shift Funds Cross-Border

  1. International transactions: A non-resident bank account can make it easier to conduct international transactions, such as receiving payments from foreign clients or paying suppliers in other countries.

Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Nest

  1. Diversification: Holding funds in a non-resident bank account can help to diversify your assets and reduce your exposure to risks in your home country.

Exchange Rate Fluctuation Risk Protection

  1. Access to foreign currencies: A non-resident bank account may allow you to hold funds in different currencies, which can be useful for hedging against currency risk or taking advantage of favorable exchange rates.

High Life, Low Profile

  1. Privacy: Non-resident bank accounts may offer increased privacy and confidentiality, as they are not subject to the same reporting requirements as domestic accounts.

Why Not Save Money Where Possible

  1. Tax benefits: Depending on your home country’s tax laws, a non-resident bank account may offer tax benefits, such as reduced withholding taxes on foreign income.

Opening of Non Resident Bank Account

And, now what you have been waiting for.

Namely, to open a non-resident bank account in Serbia, you will typically need to provide the following documents and information:

  • Passport or other identification: You will need to provide a valid passport or other identification document, such as a national ID card or driver’s license.


  • Proof of address: You will need to provide proof of your residential address in your home country. This can be in the form of a utility bill, bank statement, or other official document.


  • Proof of income: You may be required to provide proof of your income, such as a recent pay stub, tax return, or bank statement.


  • Purpose of the account: You will need to provide information on the purpose of the account, such as whether it will be used for personal or business purposes.


  • Bank reference: Some banks may require a bank reference from your current or previous bank.


  • Other documentation: Depending on the bank and the type of account you are opening, you may be required to provide additional documentation, such as a business registration certificate, articles of association, or a power of attorney.

It’s important to note that the specific requirements for opening a non-resident bank account in Serbia can vary depending on the bank and the type of account you are opening. It’s recommended to check with the bank directly to confirm the documentation and information required for opening a non-resident account.

PS. On the other hand, it’s important to note that the advantages of having a non-resident bank account can vary depending on your specific financial situation and the regulations in your home country and the country where the account is held.

For that reason, it’s strongly recommended to consult with your lawyer, financial advisor or tax professional to determine whether a non-resident bank account is appropriate for your needs.

For more information on this or any other legal, tax, or business topic, feel free to write to us at [email protected] at any time or call us at phone number +381113281914 every working day from 08:30 to 16:30.

Information contained in this alert is for the general education and knowledge of our readers. It is not designed to be, and should not be used as, the sole source of information when analyzing and resolving a legal problem, and it should not be substituted for legal advice, which relies on a specific factual analysis. Moreover, the laws of each jurisdiction are different and are constantly changing. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. If you have specific questions regarding a particular fact situation, we urge you to consult the authors of this publication, your AK STATT representative, or other competent legal counsel.

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