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How to open a Bank Account in SBI ?

You must be looking to open a new bank account in SBI. Don’t worry as this article will guide you to get a bank account in State Bank of India. The procedure to open a bank account is more or less the same in any bank. However, it might differ in few aspects like minimum balance requirement and documents required.

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How to open a Bank Account in SBI ?

To open a bank account in SBI, you need to follow the steps mentioned below.

1) Getting an SBI Bank Account Opening Form

First step to get an account in SBI is to have an account opening form. In order to get an account opening form, either you can visit any SBI Branch or you can download it online and take a print of it. Please note that the form for Savings and Current Account are different. So, kindly ensure that you have got the correct form.

2) Filling the SBI Account Opening Form

Once you have the Account Opening form with you fill it carefully, affix/paste your photograph & put your signature wherever required. In case of any confusion, you can always take help of the bank employees or customer service representatives.

3) Gathering the Required Documents

Next step is to make sure that you have all the required documents necessary for opening a new account. For Savings account you need to have Identity and Address Proof documents. Usually people provide Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Ration Card, Driving License or Passport as an Address proof document. For Identity Proof, most of the people provide PAN Card.

Once you have the required documents with you make sure that you have at least 1 photostat copies of these documents. Don’t forget to self attest these copies of documents i.e. put your signature.

4) Visiting the Branch with Form and Documents

Now you need to visit the Branch of SBI in which you want to open your Bank Account. Do remember to carry the duly filled form and all the original documents along with Photostat copies.

5) Verifying your Form and Documents

Once you visit the Branch with your duly filled form, Original and copies of documents  you need to verify them all by showing it to the concerned person in the bank.

6) Depositing the Minimum Balance

Once your form and documents have been successfully verified you need to submit at least the minimum balance to open your new account i.e. Rs.1000 in SBI. For this you need to fill up the cash deposit voucher. In the account number box you can put NEW ACCOUNT. The cashier will keep your documents and form and will give you the cash deposit slip. You will be intimated by bank that when do you need to collect your bank passbook, atm card and other documents.

7) Collecting your Bank Passbook and Other Documents

Finally, you need to visit the bank with your cash deposit slip and collect your SBI PassbookATM Card, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking and other documents for which you have applied.

This is the simple process to open a Bank Account in SBI. If you have any confusion or queries, you may leave your comments below.

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  1. Sir/Medum;
    Myself Imtayaz Ahamad and i belong to Gorakhpur city deistic- Kushi Nagar but doing job in delhi/ncr, i want to opening Account in SBI what is procedure or documents require to opening account

  2. To open a new saving account, it is necessary there must be a guaranteer along with you?

  3. Hi Jyoti,

    Yes, a guaranter is a must!

  4. Sir /madam 18/8/2016
    I want to open a new bank a/c in SBI ,so what should I do sir or madam?
    I have a pan card and school certificates.
    May I open with these certificates sir?
    If you have easy procedures then help me sir/madam.
    Thank you

  5. hello sir sbi deposit in zero balance.is it possible or not ?

  6. I started filling the form and I’m in the second part ie. personal info. I’m a student but it keeps asking me to update my income. I don’t have a pan card but de otha option is 60/61 form. What does it mean?
    PS. I’m filling the form online.

  7. In a Branch of SBI in patan,Gujarat Benk staff say that you have to deposit 5000 rupees .it’s unfair

  8. Hi Ajay,

    For a normal Savings Account, they cannot ask you to deposit minimum balance of Rs.5000. Minimum Balance for a Normal Savings Account is Rs.1000. If they ask for more, you can complaint about the branch to Deputy General Manager/Assistant General Manager of the Zonal Office. Strict Action will be taken on the Branch.

  9. I had submitted the account opening form in sbi bank they told me to wait for receiving offer letter frpm main branch and its 20 th day gone i had not received offer letter should i wait or do something

  10. I have aadhar card and pan card.room aggrement so i open saving account in sbi

  11. Hi – I am based in the UK and I am developing some websites in India. Can you tell me the best way to open an account in India?



  12. today i visited SBI bank but they said when u create new account they need 4000 thousands rupees so what i do now I’m students anyone suggest me

  13. In ernakulam one of the branches staff said that I must have minimum of Rs.2500 and take an sbi insurance to open an account .Is it true sir?

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