Originally Posted by SNeacail
Take pitty on the poor person who is opening the account for you, they probably have gone back and forth to their supervisor 20 times, just making sure they have done everything correctly. Don't be surprised if they come back 2 weeks later needing more paperwork signed.
I wouldn't be surprised, it's already the second letter I get. I don't really have a problem with it, first because it shouldn't be too hard to prove, and second because the worst that could happen is having to pay taxes on interest I make, and honestly, I can't say I would mind.
Still, I'll send everything they want, not a problem. I just thought it was worth mentioning, as it surprised me. I wasn't sure at first I'd even be able to open an account as a non-resident, so I'm glad I could even if it means going through a lot of checking things.