As a bank we are required to verify your identity before opening your full fledged German bank account at bunq. Since we would love to have you on board, we partnered up with IDnow for a smooth and worry-free identity verification.
Throughout the entire identity verification process, you will be supported by the tooltips and if there are questions, an IDnow ident specialist will provide personal support via video chat. Of course, our Support team is also eager to help you via the in-app chat or email.
Which ID documents are accepted to complete my identity verification as a German user?
Do you want to know if your ID or passport is accepted to complete your identity verification as a German user?
For countries within the EU 🇪🇺, we accept the following documents:
- Passports (Except for Latvia, Cyprus and Liechtenstein, you can use your ID cards instead)
- ID cards from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (For our Italian users: only the plastic ID card is allowed), Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Slovenia.
- Please note: For users in Denmark, Estonia, Portugal, Greece, Iceland and Romania ID cards are not accepted. Please provide your passport.
For non-EU countries, we only accept passports from the following list:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Hong Kong
- Islamic Republic of Iran
- South Korea
- North Macedonia
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
- South Africa
If you are from a non-EU country that's not included in the previous list, you must have a European passport ready for verification.
When identifying yourself in the app, make sure to follow the instructions and scan both sides of your identity document.
Are you from the UK?
Please check this page for more information.
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