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Moving to Sri Lanka 

Returning home or relocating for work

On your way moving to Sri Lanka

Once you've made the decision to relocate to Sri Lanka, we pave the way for a smooth transition. Along with seamless international banking services, we offer you invaluable insight on the country.

Premier Status

As our valued Premier customer, you can access our global expertise in Sri Lanka, with a dedicated Relationship Manager who understands the challenges you face while relocating to a new country, we are only a phone call away at multiple locations in Colombo. 

How we help you settle in

  • Account opening
    We make everyday banking simple, by guiding you through local regulations and helping you select the right accounts to suit your lifestyle.
  • Benefit of an HSBC Premier Credit Card
    Your companion for dining out, holidaying, travelling and shopping, just a swipe away brings the best offers in the country to your fingertips. We've built strong relationships with leading local merchants in order to provide you with the best deals.
  • Country information
    Learn more about vibrant Sri Lanka. Make your stay a memorable one.
  • What to see in Sri Lanka
    The island offers diverse holiday options that include: adventure, culture, history, wildlife, beaches, whale-watching, surfing and much more.
  • Local education in Sri Lanka
    Choose from a range of prestigious international schools offering International Baccalaureate, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Cambridge syllabus in Colombo and its suburbs.

Personal loans

We offer a comprehensive range of loans to help you maintain your lifestyle and fulfil your aspirations. Call us to learn how you can achieve your dreams today and pay later.

Regulatory guidelines

If you are a Sri Lankan returning back home, the following accounts can be opened in a local bank:

  • Demand Deposit accounts (Current/Savings) and Fixed Deposit accounts
  • Personal Foreign Currency Account (PFCA) accounts in Foreign currency (Accounts can be opened after satisfying the Know your customer requirements of the bank)

If you are an expatriate re-locating to Sri Lanka for work, the following accounts can be opened in a local bank:

  • Demand Deposit accounts (Current/Savings) and Fixed Deposit accounts
  • Personal Foreign Currency Account (PFCA) accounts in foreign currency (Accounts can be opened after satisfying the Know Your Customer requirements of the bank passport, Residence visa, Proof of residential and permanent address)


Eligibility criteria

To apply for HSBC Premier, you'll need to:

  • Maintain a total relationship balance of LKR7.5 Million deposit in Current/Savings/Time deposit accounts. This balance could be maintained in rupees or foreign currency equivalent to rupees or a combination.


  • Remit a minimum monthly salary of Rs.500,000.

If you're an HSBC Premier customer in another country/region, you're already eligible to join Premier in Sri Lanka - simply speak to your Relationship Manager.

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Contact Us

Apply in branch 

You can also download an application form and fill it in before coming to the branch.

Below balance fee

  • Total Relationship Balance is less than LKR7.5 Million: LKR3,000 per month
  • No remittance of salary of LKR500,000 - LKR3,000 per month
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