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Global Banking

What is Hello UK Account? How do I apply for a Hello UK Account?

Hello UK Account is a current account offered by ICICI Bank UK PLC in GBP for Indians migrating to UK . One can open this account even before leaving for UK.

Who can apply for Hello UK Account?

Any customer who is 18+ and has a valid Indian Passport.

How do I apply for a Hello UK Account?

You can open a Hello UK account by downloading our mobile application called ICICI Bank UK iMobile which is available on IOS and Android. You have to register yourself using your Passport and by providing other basic details.

What are the documents required to open a Hello UK Account?

Valid Indian Passport (containing your full name, address and photograph)

How do I receive the deliverables (debit card and cheque book) of my Hello UK Account?

You will get your debit card at your registered address. However for cheque book you need to apply separately using your internet banking or through our customer care.

I have not received my UK visa, can I apply for an account?

You don’t need UK visa to apply for Hello UK Account.

What is the minimum amount required to open an account?

There is no minimum amount required to open a Hello UK Account.

What is the minimum balance that is required to be maintained in the account?

There is no minimum balance requirement to maintain in a Hello UK.

Can I open a joint account?

Yes, you can open a joint account. You have to visit any one of our branch of ICICI Bank UK PLC with a copy of the Indian passport for the joint applicant(s).

I am moving to UK from a country other than India. Can I open this account?

Any individual who is 18+ and has a valid Indian Passport can open this account.

Do I need to be an Indian citizen / NRI (Non Resident Indian) / PIO (Person of Indian origin) to open this account?

A resident Indian or NRI holding a valid Indian passport is eligible for opening a UK account.

Is there a limit on the maximum amount that I can transfer from India?

Yes, there is a limit for transfer of funds into your account is as per the RBI's permissible outward remittance limit. You are required to mention the source of funds along with the purpose of remittance when performing a wire transfer (SWIFT).

When will the funds be credited to my account in UK when I remit the funds from India?

The funds will be credited into the account within 2-3 business days

Can I deposit funds after I receive my account number?

You can send money to your Hello UK Account any time after you receive the account number.

What if I want to send funds back to India after arriving in UK?

You are permitted to perform any regular banking transactions through your UK account.