A quick heads-up for when you visit us:


Opening an

Your SA ID or passport

Proof of address

Proof of income

your card

Your SA ID or passport

Open Currency Investment Account
  • Official South African identity document
  • Tax number
  • Absa current account
  • You must be 18 years and older
Cross-border transactions

Sending SWIFT transfer:

  • Valid ID
  • Your beneficiary’s bank details, account number, name and residential address. Any required documentation depending on the payment type.

Sending/receiving Western Union:

  • Valid ID
  • Proof of address (for non-Absa customers)
Foreign exchange

Buying foreign banknotes/Multi-Currency Mastercard Cash Passport:

  • Valid ID
  • Valid passport
  • Air ticket or eTicket in your name (Note: You can only purchase 1-60 days before your departure date)