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Essential Fibank for Foreign Customers

І. What documents do I need to provide in order to open an account?

1. If you are an individual you need to provide:

a. Valid identity documents *

  • Personal ID card;
  • Passport.


b. A completed Request for opening an account;

c. If in the Request you have indicated that you are a politically exposed person (PEP) or that you are related to such a person, you must complete a Declaration;

d. A completed Questionnaire.

2. If you represent a legal entity you need to provide:

a. Incorporation documents and documents for current legal status, including:

  • Articles of incorporation and official documents issued by the competent authorities of the country of jurisdiction certifying the registration (entry) of the legal entity in the relevant register (a certificate of registration of the company from the relevant register, the statutes/bylaws in the original, of which a certified copy is made and deposited with the Bank, etc.);
  • Certificate of current legal status for the registered circumstances, issued to the legal entity by the respective registry in the country of registration not earlier than 3 (three) months prior to presenting the documents at the Bank and opening an account, establishing beyond doubt the legal status, address of management, scope of activities, and persons authorized to represent the company;
  • An official document evidencing the actual owner of the company;
  • Valid identity documents of the legal representatives (the documents under Question І., para. 1., item. а);

b. A completed Request for opening an account;

c. A completed Questionnaire.

3. If you are represented by an agent:

a. Power of attorney with explicit indication of the powers of the agent, with authentication of the signature of the authorizing party by a notary or a competent authority in the Hellenic Republic with rights to certify signatures on private documents;

b. Valid identity documents of the agent (the documents under Question І., para. 1., item. а).

! The Bank has the right, depending on the particular case, to request additional documents and information.

IMPORTANT: All documents submitted in the Greek language, or in a language other than Bulgarian, should be accompanied by a translation into Bulgarian by a sworn translator. Documents issued and certified by institutions and bodies of the Hellenic Republic, including authentications of signatures on private documents (powers of attorney, declarations), must be legalized by apostille and translated into Bulgarian by a sworn translator, with the signature of the translator authenticated by the "Consular Relations" Directorate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Bulgaria.

 

ІІ. Under what conditions can I use internet banking (Fibank's Virtual Branch)?

You need to have an account opened with Fibank, and visit an office of the Bank where the necessary documents will be prepared.

Individuals need to perform the registration procedure in person.

For legal entities, it is necessary to provide powers of attorney for the persons who will be entitled to perform registration of the entity and/or use internet banking (a standard form of the Bank).

 

ІІІ. What documents do I need to provide for issuance of a debit card?

  1. Identification documents of individuals and legal entities required for opening an account;
  2. A completed Request for issuance of a debit card:
    • for individuals;
    • for legal entities;
  3. A completed Questionnaire:
    • for individuals;
    • for legal entities;

ІV. Will I be able to open an account, respectively to request the services desired by me at any office of the Bank?

Yes, you can visit any of our offices. For your convenience, we have provided the following additional contact phone numbers:

Vladimir Vladovski
(+ 359 2) 800 2059

Branimira Petrova
(+ 359 2) 800 2611

Iva Tsintsarska
(+ 359 2) 942 6650

 

V. What taxes do I owe?

Under Bulgarian legislation, foreign individuals who are not resident for tax purposes owe a 10% tax on the interest paid on accounts.

 

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