How To Open A GTBank Account If You Are A Nigerian Living Abroad

Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) is one of the best Nigerian banks and is built on a strong foundation over the years of its establishment. GTBank generates a yearly revenue of more than N400 bn (more than $1 billion). The innovative nature of the bank and their consistent move towards easy financial operations without compromising security has earned them a reputable title in the Nigerian banking sector. The bank supports the creative industry in Nigeria like Nollywood” by sponsoring movies or series which goes a long way to create jobs and add to the growth of the country’s GDP.

It also has wonderful systems which are creatively advertised to show just how easy it is to do banking, especially with the #737 ad which basically show customers how they can perform various baking tasks from the comfort of their space via a mobile phone.

For Nigerians in diaspora or just out of the country for different reasons, they operate a service called Non Resident Nigerian Account (NRN) that allows Nigerians who are non-resident in the country to open and run their GTBank account hassle-free. The account provides you with access to a wide range of products; some of which include Savings and Current accounts, Investment in Money Market instruments, eBanking services and Card products as well as access to their ultra-modern Contact centre: GTConnect.

See Also: How to Operate Your GTBank account Using Your Mobile Phone

This innovative banking service offers Nigerians in the diaspora the chance to open and run a normal Nigerian bank account from anywhere in the world. NRN-GTBank account

Requirements For Opening A Guaranty Trust Bank Non-Resident Nigerian Account

1. A carefully completed GTBank Account Opening Form which can be downloaded online (click here to download form online from GTBank official website) or it can be gotten from any of the GTBank Branch.
2. One Passport Photograph that shows your full face forward.
3. An original copy of any of the following means of Identification of Signatory:

  • Valid Nigerian International passport/Foreign International passport if you are a foreigner.
  • Valid National Driver’s license (must still be valid and clearly showing your full face)
  • Valid National Identity Card

Usually, no other form of identification is accepted

Bonus: How To Apply For and Use Your GTBank Internet / Banking

4. Copy of any of the following:

  • Duly filled Banker’s Confirmation form
  • Utility bill issued within the last three months for the address stated on the form (to be notarized by a Notary Public or confirmed by the Nigerian embassy if foreign).
  • Bank or Credit statement issued within the last three months showing customer address.

Any of these documents should bear an address that corresponds to the one you would like to use as your contact address with Guaranty Trust Bank and should not be more than 3 months old

a. References (either (I) or (II) below)

(I) a. One reference letter which may be obtained from a current Banker or Banker’s confirmation.

b. One authentic reference letter issued to you by a Current account holder in Nigeria with any Nigerian Bank.

(II) Two Reference Letters from a Current account holder (Nigerian) with any Nigerian Bank.

Note the following:

1. For your application to be valid and treated, all identification documents including bank or credit statement must be issued/ bear a date that is within the last three months, and utility bills (if foreign) must be notarized by a notary public, sighted at the Nigerian Embassy or by an officer at GTBank in the UK

2. If you want to open a Joint account on Non-Resident Nigerian Account platform, kindly attach a notarized copy of your marriage certificate.

2. Non-Resident Nigerians who have Current accounts with Guaranty Trust Bank UK do not require references to open an NRN account.

Bank Verification Number 

In addition, as with all Nigerians currently residing in Nigeria, those in diaspora are also required to register for the Nigerian Bank Verification Number. If you are not yet registered for BVN, click to see where you can register for BVN outside Nigeria.

If you need any further assistance of which the solution wasn’t provided here in this article, you can visit any of the Guarantee Trust Bank branch nearest to you or Call these numbers: 014480000, 070048266632, 08029002900, 08039003900, for further assistance.

You can also reach GTB customer care via email {[email protected]}

Emeka Chigozie
Emeka Chigozie
Emeka has a keen interest in tech, entertainment, and politics. He likes to stay up to date with global news when he is not thinking about future trends in tech.


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