Opening a Bank Account in Argentina

Understand what is required to open a bank account in Argentina...

It is not possible to open a bank account from abroad. The following documents are required to open a retail bank account:

  • Passport
  • Proof of residence (compromiso de domicilio) - this can be obtained at a civil registry office or local police station
  • CUIL or CUIT - the CUIL (Código Único de Identificación Laboral) and CUIT (Clave Única de Identificación Tributaria) are identification numbers for tax purposes.

For people who need to undertake transactions such as opening a bank account but who do not possess a CUIL or CUIT, the alternative is a CDI or Identification Code (Clave de Identificación).

Requirements for obtaining a CDI are as follows:

  • A completed F 663 form. To download the form: Click here
  • For residents - either an Argentinian civil document, a national identification document (DNI/Cédula de Identidad) or documentation from the National Immigration Office (Dirección Nacional de Migraciones) showing residency status
  • For non-residents - a passport