Eligibility for Account Application

  1. Online account opening is only applicable to new client opening personal account
  2. Online account opening is not applicable to following cases:
    • U.S. citizen ( i.e. holding U.S. Passport ) or U.S. resident alien ( i.e. holding U.S. green card )
    • Not over 18 years old
    • Opening Joint account
    • Opening Corporation account
    • Acting as an intermediary for the account
    • An employee of a licensed corporation under the Securities and Futures Ordinance, or a registered institution under the Banking Ordinance ( whether you are currently a SFC licensed representative / HKMA registered person or not )
    • Chief Group staff and members of their immediate family
    • Claim of Tax Treaty Benefits ( for chapter 3 purposes only ) in Form W-8BEN