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    I'm from Portugal and i'm moving to the uk to start uni. i've applied to the postgraduate loan, but i can only give my bank details when i arrive in the uk (because i need an english bank account). But i've heard that in order to open an english account i need to have my national insurance number. I wanted to know if it really works like this or i can open a bank account without having this number. And how long does it take to do all of this?

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    (Original post by Maggss)
    HI

    I'm from Portugal and i'm moving to the uk to start uni. i've applied to the postgraduate loan, but i can only give my bank details when i arrive in the uk (because i need an english bank account). But i've heard that in order to open an english account i need to have my national insurance number. I wanted to know if it really works like this or i can open a bank account without having this number. And how long does it take to do all of this?

    Thank you
    you can open one with it, but you ll need a form of photo id and proof of address.
 
 
 
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