I’m an OFW and currently based abroad. Can I have someone in the Philippines open a BPI account for me?

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BPI requires all applicants, including OFWs, to personally open an account.

The bank needs to verify one’s identity, so it doesn’t accept applications through representatives. Neither does it offer an online account opening facility.

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If you are working overseas and want to get a BPI savings account, BPI may process your account opening abroad if you live or work in an area where there’s a BPI branch or remittance center. BPI’s overseas locations include Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai, and London.

If you can’t open an account abroad, you can visit a BPI or BPI Family Savings branch on your next return to the Philippines. Present the BPI requirements plus any proof of being an OFW (e.g., OFW ID, OWWA ID, Seaman’s Book, work permit, overseas employment certificate, etc.).

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