You can open a bank account in ten minutes after showing your passport. The bank also offers you an ATM card to facilitate the use of banking services without returning to the bank.
The bank will provide you with a letter to the employer so as to transfer your salary to your account at the bank. This type of account does not require any balance nor does it charge you with additional commissions. You have to provide the bank later with a letter from the employer.
There are types of bank account such as current and savings:
- Current account: it is usually opened by people with low income and who do not require any facilities from the bank.
- Savings Account: this type of account may require a minimum stock. This differs from one bank to another.
In general, to open any type of bank account, procedures are easy and simple. All that the applicant needs is bring his passport if he wants to transfer his salary to the account.
All banks operating in Qatar have websites providing all their new facilities and offers. The following is a list of major banks operating in Qatar: