Ecobank Nigeria Diaspora Account

Ecobank Diaspora Banking

Home Away from Home!

At Ecobank we recognize the talent and drive it takes to work successfully abroad and provide for family and dependents at home. That’s why we offer a suite of tailor-made services to help our heroes manage their money both at home and away stress free.

We offer seamless financial solutions to individuals living away from Home through a wide range of products and services in over 34 countries in Africa. This products and services include savings and current accounts, investments, digital banking and financial advisory services.


Ecobank Diaspora Banking is the one thing you can’t be without; it allows the non-resident customers to complete their financial transactions as if they never left home. It is Convenient, Speedy and Secure.

Products & Services

Bank Accounts
Internet & Mobile Banking
Card Services
Remittance Solution
Investment Products
Dedicated Relationship Manager

How to Apply




Eligibility Requirements


  1. Duly completed account opening and mandate forms
  2. Duly Completed Email Indemnity Form
  3. Two recent passport photographs in white background affixed on the forms
  4. Proof of Identification: [Any of the following is acceptable]
    • Nigeria Statutory IDs- Nigerian International passport / National ID / Permanent Voter’s Card / Driver’s License
    • Notarized Foreign IDs issued by the government of country of residence such as International passport (no need to notarize), Consular card and Drivers’ License
  5. Proof of address for the address stated on the account opening form : [Any of the following is acceptable]
    • Notarized current utility bill (not exceeding past 3 months) issued in the country of residence
    • Notarized Tenancy agreement
  6. Proof of source of funds [Any of the following is acceptable]
    • Recent pay-slip, Employer’s reference or Letter of employment
    • Bank reference or Statement of Account from a bank in country of residence
    • Evidence of business registration or Trade Association membership card
  7. Duly completed FATCA W-8-BEN and consent forms (applicable to only customers who reside in the United State of America)
  8. Two references from current account holders in any Nigerian banks [for Current Account applicants only]
  9. Bank Verification Number (BVN)
  10. Residence/ Work Permit for Non Ecowas citizens except Diplomats


  • A. Original copies of all documents must be sent to Diaspora Banking Centre NO. 30 Joel Ogunnaike Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria.
  • B. Notarization of documents are to be done in country of residence by Notary public or Nigerian Embassy.


Apply for this account Download PDF form Download Mandate form Deed of Indemnity form


 Complete account opening forms – provide supporting documents – Scan to and

 Complete account opening forms online – upload supporting documents – Receive account number

Products and Services

  • Diaspora Savings Account

    A high yield, feature-rich savings account available in Naira, US Dollars, British Pounds, the Euro, Cefas. It is an account geared towards accumulating funds either towards specific savings goals or simply as a backup for future events, while earning interest. The account allows unlimited number of transactions via both electronic channels and Ecobank branches.


    • Free access to Ecobank Online services
    • Access to Debit cards in foreign and local currencies
    • Ecobank Online and mobile banking
    • Attractive interest rates
    • Allows dividend  payment
    • Lodgment of cheques maximum of 2million naira

    Diaspora Current Account

    A transactional checking account available in Naira, US Dollars, British Pounds, the Euro, Cefas that allows unlimited number of transactions via electronic channels and Ecobank branches.


    • Free access to Ecobank Online services
    • Access to Debit cards in foreign and local currencies
    • Lodgment of cheques and dividend warrants
    • Zero maintenance fee on Current account if minimum balance of N1m is maintained
    • Internet and mobile banking
    • Transfer funds to other bank’s domiciliary accounts in Nigeria and abroad
    • Branded Cheque books available
    • Allows third party withdrawals
    • References compulsoryBank Accounts
  • Online Banking / Mobile Banking
  • Card Services
  • Remittance Solutions
  • Investment Solutions
  • Dedicated Relationship  Manager

Bank Verification Number (BVN)

The Bank Verification Number (BVN) gives each Bank customer a unique identity across the Nigerian Banking industry that can be used for easy identification and verification at Point of Banking operations.

As Diaspora account holder, you are required to enroll and update your records voluntarily with the bank by visiting any of the appointed OIS or VFS Centers.

List of Appointed OIS/VFS Centers (

If you have obtained BVN from another Nigerian bank, you can link your BVN to Ecobank, kindly send a mail with your details to

For further enquiries, please contact our 24/7 Contact Center on +234700 500 0000, and Diaspora Banking Center on +2347045524438-40, +2347041450795,