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How to obtain a Checking Account

For opening a Checking Account in Banco de Chile, the requirements – as established by the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (SBIF) – are the following:

  • Prove an identity through the Cédula de Identidad (identity card) and the RUT (taxpayer number) of the interested person. This procedure is also required for foreigners.
  • Recent photography, passport sized.
  • Right-thumb fingerprint on the personal file kept by the bank.
  • Updated banking reports of the interested person.
  • Record of the signature that will be used on checks.
  • Submitting background related to the activity and reliability, as incomes, assets and debts.
  • Verification of the client´s home address.
  • Signing a document with the general conditions about the Checking Account that is being opened.
Application Form for a Checking Account