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Opening a bank account

This section includes information on how to open a bank account at the available banks in Borås.

To open an account at a bank in Sweden you should bring with you the following:

  • Passport
  • Residence permit (not required if you are an EU/EAA citizen)
  • Letter of admission or registration papers from the university (they should be stamped and signed by the University). The Student Reception can help you with this
  • Proof of your address (a copy of your lease or a receipt from an invoice)
  • Individual tax residency self-clarification form (PDF) - for Sparbanken Sjuhärad only!
  • If you have registered for a Swedish personal identity number you should bring a recent copy (no more than 2 weeks old) of a personbevis. A personbevis is a paper showing your personal identity number. It can be acquired by either ordering one over the telephone 020-567 000, or by visiting the local office tax office (Skatteverket). Note that some banks require that you have a Swedish personal identity number in order to open an account or get access to online banking (see How to open a bank account for details)

Available banks


Handelsbanken
Kyrkängsgatan 8, tel: 033-16 75 00

Nordea
Allégatan 42, tel: 0771-22 44 88

SEB
Kyrkängsgatan 8, tel: 033-348 40 20

Sparbanken Sjuhärad
Allégatan 55, tel: 033-16 65 00

For details on costs for opening an account and receiving a debit card and access to online banking, please read How to open a bank account in Borås (PDF). 

Registration for opening a bank account at Sparbanken Sjuhärad


Wednesday 5 September 2018 you will have the chance to open an bank account at Sparbanken Sjuhärad. We gather outside the Library Building at 15.00 and walk togheter from there.

Please use the registration form to sign up if you would like to join.

Request for Consent

We need your consent to process your personal data in the registration form. The information is required for us to make sure there will be enough personnel at hand at the bank office to service you, and to communicate with you if there were to be any changes of day or time. The information will be processed by those who administer and provide this service arranged by the International Office. The information will be stored within the EU/EEA, and erased when it’s no longer required for the specified purposes.

The University of Borås is the controller of the processing, and the legal basis for the processing is article 6.1 (a) GDPR (consent).

It’s completely voluntary to consent. If you consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time.

By submitting this form you agree that the University of Borås may collect and process your personal data as described above.

Read more about how the University of Borås process your personal data and your rights.