As a rule, to open a bank account in Egypt the foreigner should provide the following documents:

  1. Bank statement from his/her bank
  2. Salary certificate from his/her job
  3. Utility bill to confirm the residence address

In case you would like to inquire a cheque book, or apply for the bank deposit certificate the bank will require to confirm your residence in Egypt. It can be residential visa, rental contract verified in notarial office for real estate, or sales contract

The things are more difficult for the citizens of Russia and Ukraine. The bank can require the confirmation that they are working in Egypt or have a business here

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