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Temporary resident banking

If you’ve come to live or work in SA from outside of the Common Monetary Area of Namibia, Lesotho and eSwatini, your permit is the key to all our banking services.

Some of the benefits

Easy access

Unlock our full range of products and services with your valid permit and proof of residence

Security

Know your money’s safe when making payments in-store, online or overseas

Freedom

Manage your accounts and payments wherever you are, whenever you like, on any device

Forex services

Access online, in-app and in-branch foreign exchange and international payment solutions

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What you’ll need

You can apply for our products and services just like ordinary South African citizens, as long as you provide us with the relevant documentation.

We accept the following permits as long as they’re valid (not expired):

Permanent residents

  • SA ID
  • Proof of residence

Temporary residents with an SA ID

  • SA ID
  • Valid permit
  • Proof of residence

Diplomats

  • Passport
  • Valid study permit
  • Proof of residence

Retired persons

  • Passport
  • Retired person’s permit
  • Proof of residence

Relatives

  • Passport
  • Relative’s permit (eg spousal permit)
  • Proof of residence

Students

  • Passport
  • Valid study permit
  • Proof of residence

Asylum seekers

  • Asylum seeker permit
  • Proof of residence

Refugees

  • Valid SA bar-coded Refugee ID
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of residence

Workers

  • Passport
  • Work permit
  • (Or visitor’s visa with work conditions)
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of residence
FAQs

What permits do you accept for personal banking?
All permits listed on the website are accepted, as long as they’re valid (not expired).

Do I have access to Standard Bank’s electronic services?
Yes, you have access to all our online services while you’re in South Africa.

Can I send money abroad?
Yes, international payments can be made online, in-branch or using our banking app. 

Can I access your foreign exchange services? 
Yes, you have access to all our forex services. 

Can I open an account for foreign currency?
Yes. Please contact us to open a Foreign Currency Account.

  • What you’ll need
  • What we can offer you
  • Tax declaration
  • FAQs

You can apply for our products and services just like ordinary South African citizens, as long as you provide us with the relevant documentation.

We accept the following permits as long as they’re valid (not expired):

Permanent residents

  • SA ID
  • Proof of residence

Temporary residents with an SA ID

  • SA ID
  • Valid permit
  • Proof of residence

Diplomats

  • Passport
  • Valid study permit
  • Proof of residence

Retired persons

  • Passport
  • Retired person’s permit
  • Proof of residence

Relatives

  • Passport
  • Relative’s permit (eg spousal permit)
  • Proof of residence

Students

  • Passport
  • Valid study permit
  • Proof of residence

Asylum seekers

  • Asylum seeker permit
  • Proof of residence

Refugees

  • Valid SA bar-coded Refugee ID
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of residence

Workers

  • Passport
  • Work permit
  • (Or visitor’s visa with work conditions)
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of residence

What permits do you accept for personal banking?
All permits listed on the website are accepted, as long as they’re valid (not expired).

Do I have access to Standard Bank’s electronic services?
Yes, you have access to all our online services while you’re in South Africa.

Can I send money abroad?
Yes, international payments can be made online, in-branch or using our banking app. 

Can I access your foreign exchange services? 
Yes, you have access to all our forex services. 

Can I open an account for foreign currency?
Yes. Please contact us to open a Foreign Currency Account.

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