Documents required for Savings Account

Documents required for , the applicant is required to submit following documents:

  1. Two latest Passport Size Coloured Photographs
  2. A duly filled up Account Opening Form (AOF)
  3. Copy of PAN Card/ Form 60 (with reasons of not having PAN Card)
  4. KYC (Know Your Customer) Form with Documents : Proof of Identity & Proof of Address
  5. Proof of Date of Birth (DOB) in case of Minor & Senior Citizen

When the customer submits all the above-mentioned documents for opening the account, the bank will verify the documents and the details mentioned in the application form in order to ascertain whether he is eligible for the savings account or not.


Remember that these documents are to be submitted along with Account Opening Form (AOF) at the time of opening a savings bank account. You will have to produce the original documents for verification to the bank.

After a successful verification of these documents by the banker, your savings account is opened. Sometimes the bank may insist upon producing an introducer, who is an existing account holder of .

Details about KYC (Know Your Customer)

KYC stands for Know Your Customer, it is commonly used term in the banking or financial arena. It is a customer identification process that has mandatorily be complied by banks where they need to collect some required information about the identity and address of the customers.

Identity of a person remains same throughout the life of a person but address may change from time to time in his/ her lifetime. It is to be noted that whenever the address of customer changes, he/ she is required to submit a proof of new address to the .

KYC documentation not only prevents money laundering practices, avoids frauds, benami accounts, etc., it also helps establishing a long term relationship of the bank with its customers.

Documents used as a Proof of Identity

  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter's Identity Card
  • Driving Licence with Photograph
  • Identity Card/ confirmation from employer(Subject to the bank's satisfaction)
  • Letter from a recognized public authority or public servant verifying the identity and residence of the customer to the satisfaction of bank
  • NREGA job card
  • Identity Card / Document with applicant's photo, issued by :
    1. Central / State Government and its Department
    2. Statutory / Regulatory authorities
    3. Public Sector undertakings
    4. Colleges affiliated to Universities (this can be treated as valid only till the time the applicant is a student)
    5. Professional bodies such as ICAI, ICWAI, ICSI & Bar Council etc to their members
    6. Credit Cards / Debit Cards issued by banks with photo

Documents used as a Proof of Address

  • Passport
  • Voter's Identity Card
  • Driving Licence
  • Utility Bills (latest): Telephone bill, Electricity bill, Gas bill, Water bill)
  • Bank account statement
  • Letter from any recognized public authority
  • Ration Card
  • Letter from employer (subject to satisfaction of the bank)
  • Other Bank pass books
  • Self declaration by High Court & Supreme Court Judges giving the new address in respect of their own accounts
  • Identity card/ Document with applicant's photo, issued by:
    1. Central / State
    2. Statutory/ Regulatory authorities
    3. Public Sector undertakings
    4. Scheduled Commercial Bank
    5. Colleges affiliated to Universities (this can be treated as valid only till the time the applicant is a student)
    6. Professional bodies such as ICAI, ICWAI, ICSI & Bar Council etc to their members

Documents used as Proof of Date of Birth (Required for Minor & Senior Citizen)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Government ID Card
  • Passport
  • School Leaving Certificate
  • Driving Licence
  • Voter's ID Card (with date of birth)
  • Ration Card(with date of birth)
  • LIC / Insurance Policy
  • Pension Card (Issued by government)

Important Points for Savings Account

  1. Research and open a savings account in a bank that offers maximum interest and other benefits
  2. You can download account opening from the websited of the banks as well
  3. You need to produce original documents to the banker for verification at the time of opening your bank account
  4. Interest in the savings account up to Rs 10,000 in one financial year is exempt from Income Tax w.e.f. financial year 2012-13
  5. It is mandatory to furnish the PAN (Permanent Account Number) details for cash transactions exceeding Rs. 50,000
  6. There is a guarantee of providing interest on a savings account up to the first Rs 1 lakh balance in the account.

Document Required for other Banks

Allahabad BankAllahabad Up Gramin Bank
Andhra BankAndhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
Andhra Pragathi Grameena BankArunachal Pradesh Rural Bank
Assam Gramin Vikash BankAu Small Finance Bank Limited
Axis BankBandhan Bank Limited
Bangiya Gramin Vikash BankBank Of Baroda
Bank Of IndiaBank Of Maharashtra
Baroda Gujarat Gramin BankBaroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank
Baroda Up Gramin BankBharatiya Mahila Bank Limited
Bihar Gramin BankCanara Bank
Capital Small Finance Bank LimitedCatholic Syrian Bank Limited
Central Bank Of IndiaCentral Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank
Chaitanya Godavari Grameena BankChhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank
City Union Bank LimitedCorporation Bank
Dcb Bank LimitedDena Bank
Dena Gujarat Gramin BankDhanalakshmi Bank
Ellaquai Dehati BankEquitas Small Finance Bank Limited
Esaf Small Finance Bank LimitedExport Import Bank Of India
Federal BankFincare Small Finance Bank Ltd
Gramin Bank Of AryavartHdfc Bank
Himachal Pradesh Gramin BankIcici Bank Limited
Idbi BankIdfc Bank Limited
Indian BankIndian Overseas Bank
Indusind BankJammu And Kashmir Bank Limited
Jammu And Kashmir Grameen BankJharkhand Gramin Bank
Karnataka Bank LimitedKarnataka Vikas Grameena Bank
Karur Vysya BankKashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank
Kaveri Grameena BankKerala Gramin Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank LimitedLangpi Dehangi Rural Bank
Laxmi Vilas BankMadhya Bihar Gramin Bank
Madhyanchal Gramin BankMaharashtra Gramin Bank
Malwa Gramin BankManipur Rural Bank
Meghalaya Rural BankMizoram Rural Bank
Nagaland Rural BankNarmada Jhabua Gramin Bank
North East Small Finance Bank LimitedOdisha Gramya Bank
Oriental Bank Of CommercePallavan Grama Bank
Pandyan Grama BankPaschim Banga Gramin Bank
Pragathi Krishna Gramin BankPrathama Bank
Puduvai Bharathiar Grama BankPunjab And Sind Bank
Punjab Gramin BankPunjab National Bank
Purvanchal Gramin BankRajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank
Saptagiri Grameena BankSarva Haryana Gramin Bank
Sarva Up Gramin BankSaurashtra Gramin Bank
South Indian BankState Bank Of Bikaner And Jaipur
State Bank Of HyderabadState Bank Of India
State Bank Of MysoreState Bank Of Patiala
State Bank Of TravancoreSuryoday Small Finance Bank
Sutlej Kshetriya Gramin BankSyndicate Bank
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank LimitedTelangana Grameena Bank
The Nainital Bank LimitedTripura Gramin Bank
Uco BankUjjivan Small Finance Bank Limited
Union Bank Of IndiaUnited Bank Of India
Utkal Grameen BankUtkarsh Small Finance Bank
Uttar Banga Kshetriya Gramin BankUttar Bihar Gramin Bank
Uttarakhand Gramin BankVananchal Gramin Bank
Vidharbha Konkan Gramin BankVijaya Bank
Yes BankZila Sahakari Bank Ltd