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Have you selected the right account for your needs? Great! The next step is easy: applying.

Here is what you'll need to apply

One valid primary piece of government issued identification, with photograph and signature, for example:

  • Passport
  • Driver's license
  • Military ID Card

One secondary piece of identification:

  • An additional primary piece of identification
  • Birth certificate, Credit Card, Debit Card, Tax ID Card, etc.
  • Employee ID or letter from your employer or Student ID

Proof of address:

  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Account Statement
  • Copy of lease or letter from landlord

Two referees are required for all accounts opened by residents of Jamaica

  • Established BNSJ customers for 2 years or more, the status of whose account must be active.
  • Employers
  • Reputable individuals known personally (for 2 years or more) to a senior member of staff at the supervisory or management level
  • Justices of the Peace known to senior Branch staff
  • Reputable current or previous supplier/customer or last employer, known to the branch (applicable to self-employed or un-employed applicants only)
  • Police Officers (rank of Inspector or above)
  • Licensed & Regulated Financial Institutions (domiciled in Jamaica)
  • Minister of Religion
  • Medical Doctors
  • Attorney's-at-Law
  • University Lectures/School Principals

A notarized reference letter or a current account statement from a reputable Bank is required for all non-resident customers.

If you have any questions, a Scotiabank representative would be pleased to help you. Please call us at 1-888-4-SCOTIA (6842) Learn more .

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