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What identification (ID) do I need before I can open my account online?

The quickest way to open your account online is with 2 of the following forms of identification.

  • Passport
  • UK Driving licence
  • Debit Card
  • EU Card

or with our account opening telephony team.

Royal Bank of Scotland account opening
0800 121 129 (+44 131 549 8888)
Minicom: 0800 404 6160
Open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 3pm
(Opening hours may vary on public holidays)
Calls may be recorded.

If you don't have these available with you now you will need to take your identification documents to a branch.

Royal Bank of Scotland branch locator
Find your nearest branch using our branch locator (opens in a new window).