Student Bank Accounts - International Students - Required documentation - Current accounts for Students - NatWest

International Students Documents we can accept as proof of identity

The following is a list of the original documents confirming your identity which we accept to open a Student Account for international students.

Passport (with valid Visa where required)

National ID Card (for citizens of EU countries)

International Students Documents we accept as proof of UK address

The following is a list of the original documents confirming your UK address which we accept to open a Student Account for international students.

We can accept any of the below documents:

Letter Of Introduction from a recognised UK University/College


This letter must:

  • Confirm that you have at least 6 months of your course remaining
  • Be on the university/college headed paper
  • Be addressed to NatWest Bank (not 'to whom it may concern')
  • Confirm your name & UK address (it must match the address on the application form)
  • Be issued by a Government/LEA/SAAS funded University/College
  • Confirm that accomodation has been arranged/supplied by the University/College if applicable

Important:

If you are looking to use a letter of introduction, please make sure everything on our letter of introduction template is included:Letter of introduction template

Original utility bill/statement

  • Gas, water, telephone, cable services, Satellite TV, or electricity bills are acceptable. (Mobile phone bills are not)
  • If providing this as proof of address, you will also be required to provide proof of your student status

Original UK Bank/Building Society or Credit Card Statement

  • If providing this as proof of address, you will also be required to provide proof of your student status

University/College Letter of Acceptance/Enrolment Offer This letter must:

  • Be on headed paper and addressed to you at the address on the application form
  • Be an original letter, an email or an internet print out
  • State the course for which you are enrolled & match the address on the application form
  • Be issued by a Government/LEA/SAAS funded University or College
  • Confirm the course you are starting has at least 6 months left to run, from date of application to the Bank.
  • Explain details of the second course you intend to start if you are going to be undertaking an English course before further/higher education in the UK that lasts shorter than 6 months. 

Important:

  • Letters from language schools are not acceptable.

Tenancy agreement

The tenancy agreement must:

  • Be used in conjunction with a Passport or EU ID card for ID purposes
  • Be from a well known source i.e. a local council, housing association or known reputable letting agency. Or,
  • Be issued by the University or College that you are studying at
  • If providing this as proof of address, you will also be required to provide proof of your student status

UCAS / NMAS Letter

  • This letter must be on headed paper
  • It must also include your UCAS/NMAS application number and match the address on your application form
  • Acceptance letter from the Nursing & Midwifery Admissions Service (NMAS) is acceptable too
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