How To Open A Bank Account in SBI Online (State Bank of India)

State bank of India or SBI is one of the largest bank in India. I really doubt how many people don’t have SBI savings account. If you are planning to open a savings bank account in SBI, then there is a good news for you. Now you can easily fill up an online application form and initiate the account opening process online. Although the process is not 100% online, but one can skip the initial hick-ups by filling the application form and few other necessary steps without visiting SBI branch itself.

The SBI online account opening process can be explained in 3 basic steps. Let’s discuss them one by one and know how to open a SBI account online easily.

Steps To SBI Account Opening Process Online

Follow these simple step by step guide and open an SBI savings account, SBI current account or SBI salary account as per your need.

Step 1: Fill Customer Information Form or SBI application form Online

First of all visit the SBI online account opening website and then click on the Savings Bank Online Account Application form to fill up the basic details. As soon as you click on save as draft a Temporary Customer Reference Number (TCRN) will be generated which you need to take a note. You will also get an SMS in your mobile number with the TRAN details.

Why I said to save as draft, without submitting initially is because you should review the application form data carefully after filling the application form.

While filling the SBI account opening form, make sure you have selected the types of account, nominee details and your address & mobile number are provided carefully without any mistake. After successful submission of the form, take a printout of the application form to follow the next step.

Step 2: Visit Your nearest SBI Branch with Application form & Necessary documents

Now check out the necessary documents required for SBI account opening. You need to provide these while visiting SBI branch to open a bank account.

Documents required for account opening in SBI bank

For each person who wishes to open the account, you will need to provide:

  • 2 Recent passport-size colored photographs.
  • KYC documents as mentioned in the AOF.

If you give photocopies, please produce the original documents for verification when you visit our branch.

For opening an account, you need to provide the following information:

  • KYC (Know Your Customer) information: The acceptable KYC documents are available through drop down menu in the AOF.
  • Information about the Savings Bank account you wish to open and the facilities you would want in the account.
  • Form 60, if you do not have Permanent Account Number (PAN) of Income Tax.
  • Form DA-1 (optional), if you wish to make a nomination (recommended).
  • In case of SBI current account or salary account, you may need to provide your business information and employee details.

Step 3: Collect your Kit and check the bank rules

After successful processing of your application form and verifying the documents submitted, bank will provide you the SBI account kit which will consist a debit card, cheque book, internet banking credentials and many other information related to your new SBI bank account.

So now you have successfully opened your SBI Bank Account. You can read more about SBI bank account opining process and various benefits of opening a bank account in state bank of India here itself. In case of any doubt, you can ask your nearest branch or call SBI customer care number to get clarified. If you find this guide useful, please share this article with your friends.

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