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Have Spanish dual-nationality and want to open a bank account from abroad?

Please take the following into consideration if you are going to be requesting that we open a bank account for you ahead of your arrival, so that you can take care of living, tuition and other expenses:

  1. If you have a Spanish passport (dual-nationality) then you will also need to provide either a copy of your DNI/NIE card or a letter from your local Spanish Embassy specifying that you live and work outside of Spain, and therefore do not pay taxes in Spain.
  2. As an alternative, use your other passport as proof that you are a national of another country where you are presumably a tax paying national.

In either case, for Financial Aid to open your Caja Madrid bank account ahead of arrival to Madrid, we need you to send a copy of the photo page of your passport and a copy of your admissions letter.

Non-Spanish nationals who have 1 or more nationalities which are not Spanish do not need to worry about this post, as any of your passports will suffice.

The special restriction for students with Spanish dual-nationality is due to taxation laws in Spain.