What Identification do You Need to Open an Account?
To open a Canadian dollar account with RBC Royal Bank, you must show two pieces of identification one from List A and and second one from List A or List B.
- Permanent Resident Card or Citizenship and Immigration Form IMM1000, IMM1442 or IMM5292
- Canadian or foreign passport
- Canadian or U.S. driver’s license
- Canadian Social Insurance Number card
- Certificate of Canadian Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization in the form of a paper document or card (but not a commemorative issue)
- Canadian or U.S. birth certificate
- Canadian Old Age Security card
- Provincial Health Insurance card for any province except Ontario, Manitoba or P.E.I.
- Employee photo identity card
- Canadian credit card
- Canadian university or college photo student card
- Senior Citizen Privilege card
- Confirmation of identity by a client in good standing with RBC Financial Group or by an individual of good standing in the community where the bank is situated, in the opinion of RBC
- Introduction letter, with signature, from previous bank.
If you do not have any of the documents listed above, you may still be able to open an account. Please call 1-800-769-2511 for assistance.