We say welcome and KARIBU to our countrymen and women living and working abroad. We have tailored for you various services including remittances, banking accounts and support services for property investment back at home in Kenya.
Account Opening Information
How to open your Diaspora Account
- Please click the Downloads section and download the appropriate account application form and signature card.
- Review carefully the requirements to open account for someone living overseas.
- Fill & sign the forms in full and as required to avoid delays in opening your bank account(s) in Kenya.
Requirements to open a Diaspora Account
- Certified copy of your ID and Passport (first, second & last pages/and the renewal page if the Passport has expired);
- 2 recent color passport size photographs (one of which must be stamped and signed at the back by your doctor/bank manager/lawyer/consulate);
- Certified copy of your bank statement or bill (e.g. electricity, telephone or cable bill) confirming your current physical address (utility bill or banks statement should be less than 3 months old);
- For students, a valid student identity card or your University acceptance letter may be used to confirm the address.
- An introduction letter from your doctor/lawyer/bank manager stating how long they have known you, etc. or reference letter from your employer stating length of employment;
- For Business current accounts in addition to the above, we require certified copies of Business Registration documents, Certificate of Incorporation, VAT & PIN certificates, Board Resolution to open an account with our bank, and Memorandum and Articles of Association. (These are the basic minimum documents required hence try and provide us with as much documentation as possible or whatever you feel is also useful to ensure your account(s) is opened and activated without delay).
Once your account has been opened and activated, we will notify you via your e-mail. In addition you will receive the following on a regular basis:
- Transaction Advices
- Monthly e-mail account statements FREE of charge
Central Bank of Kenya prudential guidelines provides guidance regarding the prevention, detection and control of possible money laundering activities and terrorism financing to safeguard both the Institutions and our country's reputation. Hence, all foreign exchange dealers are required to obtain and retain appropriate documents for all transactions above the equivalent of US $ 10,000.
When remitting money for credit into your FCB account in Kenya, please provide your sending bank with all the information they require and the following correspondent bank details so that your money is credited into your account correctly. Click here to download our Swift Codes.
Support Services for Property Investments in Kenya