In order to make use of Appjobs Work, you need a Polish bank account (IBAN). In this article, we quickly explain how to get one.
Polish citizens may open a bank account easily via the internet. Unfortunately, for foreigners, the rules are more strict. If you are a foreigner, in most banks you’ll have to show up in person at a bank branch to open an account.
Before you visit one, check its requirements for opening a bank account. Make sure to get all the necessary documents with you as well. Also, remember that those requirements may be different based on the bank.
When can the bank refuse to open an account for a foreigner?
Also, keep in mind that in some banks the employees may not know a foreign language, so to be extra safe, it’s worth asking someone who knows Polish to come with you and help communicate just in case.
As we mentioned, individual banks in Poland may require different documents from new clients. In most cases, to set up an account in Poland, you will need:
When looking for the most optimal account, make sure to familiarize yourself with the offer details. Pay attention, especially to the following:
Another way of getting a legal Polish IBAN is to order a virtual multi-currency card, such as Revolut or Cinkciarz. Those apps do not require the foreigner to provide a residence address. Also, you’ll set up your account fully digitally.
Please mind that some multi-currency cards may offer services quite limited compared to those of “full-size” banks. It’s a great option for those, who are in Poland for a short amount of time and do not have any serious plans with the country in the future.
When your Polish IBAN is ready, please enter the number in Appjobs Work to sign a contract and receive payouts. Good luck!