Presentation of Documents

The last step required, in order to become a customer, is the presentation of the necessary documents at any Piraeus Bank branch and the signing of all necessary forms.

This can take place in two ways:

A. Through your own physical presence

If you plan to come to Greece, you can visit any Piraeus bank branch and become a customer on the same day. See here Piraeus bank network.

B. Through a representative

If it is not possible for you to visit Greece, then you have the option to appoint a representative by proxy, who will visit the branch instead of you, provide your identification documents and sign all necessary forms.

You will need to take the following steps:

  • 1) Contact a relative or friend, or a lawyer in Greece, who will agree to represent you.

  • 2) Visit, either a Greek consular office, or a notary public in your country of residence, to draw up a power of attorney and validate a copy of your passport or identity card.
    It is noted that for Canada, the power of attorney can only be drawn up at the Greek Embassy and Consular Offices.

  • 3) For your convenience, it is strongly recommended that you request that the predefined text is included in the proxy.

    This text will allow you to get the products needed, i.e. a deposit account, a debit card and credentials for your access to the e- banking service, so that you can transact from any country you may be located.

    Choose the text that meets your needs :

    Power of attorney for opening an individual deposit account
    Power of attorney for opening a joint deposit account.

  • 4) If you choose to have the proxy at a notary public, they you should ensure that the proxy has The Hague Apostille, provided by the notary public.

  • 5) Send all the documents required, together with a validated copy of your passport/ ID card to your representative in Greece.
    If you are related to the USA (US Persons), you will also need to send a signed W8 or W9 form.

  • 6) When your representative receives the documents, he/she will need to present them at a Piraeus bank branch and sign all the necessary forms.