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Agency Account Opening Witness Service for Going to Canada


 

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Agency account opening witness service for going to Canada

Introduction

Agency account opening witness service for going to Canada refers to account opening an account before your departure from China for Canada with cooperation between Bank of China's Canada branch (hereinafter referred to as "Bank of China (Canada)") and domestic institutions of Bank of China. You don't need to carry large amounts of cash on trip before your departure if you remit relevant amounts into the account opened in Bank of China (Canada) before your departure. Moreover, certificates of deposit issued by the bank may help you in conducting the procedures of relevant personal certificates after your arrival in Canada (such as health card, credit card and lease contract, etc.).

Target Customers

It is applicable to Chinese citizens over 16 years old who have obtained Canada student visa, work visa (including domestic expatriates) or are about to migrate to Canada (including investment migrants).

Service Channel

You may apply to domestic institutions of Bank of China for account opening immediately and easily with valid passport, ID card or Hukou book and Canada visa for over three months. You may make remittance to the account immediately after opening the account with Bank of China (Canada). After your arrival in Canada, please declare your address and contact methods in Canada to Bank of China (Canada). If you can not go to Canada for some reasons and ask for account closure, please go to the domestic agency account opening bank to fill in the application forms for account closure and telegraphic transfer and pay fees for telegraphic transfer. And then, Bank of China (Canada) will close the account and remit the balance into the domestic account designated by you.

Attachment: application form for account opening/Notice on Charge of Personal Account

Process

You may apply to domestic acceptance institutions of Bank of China with valid passport, ID card or Hukou book and Canada visa for over three months. Application is simple and convenient and you may soon own an account opened in Bank of China (Canada) as long as you fill in the application form for account opening according to the requirements. And then, you may make remittance to the account immediately. After your arrival in Canada, please declare your address and contact methods in Canada to Bank of China (Canada).

Kind Reminder

Other services provided by Bank of China to people going to Canada

1. Bank Account Service

Bank of China (Canada) provides bank account service to people who come to study, work or reside in Canada. Customers may apply for account opening in all outlets of Bank of China (Canada) with valid identity documents, such as passport, student/work visa. Account opening types consist of CAD passbook saving/cheque account and USD cheque account. Persons who are 16 years old and above may apply for opening CAD passbook savings accounts, and persons who are 18 years old and above may apply for opening CAD/USD cheque accounts.

2. Business of Bank Draft Cashing

Persons going to Canada may bring the bank draft issued by domestic acceptance institutions of Bank of China and cash the draft in any outlets of Bank of China (Canada) with personal valid identity documents.

When a remitter check in bank draft in domestic Bank of China, it is necessary to provide or specify the following information:

Name of the remittee (his/her Chinese/English name should be identical with that of ID card);

Name and address of the paying bank:

Bank of China(Canada)

396 Dundas Street West,Toronto, ON M5T 1G7, Canada

Transit & Institution Numbers: 00022-308

3. Business of Inward Remittance

Bank of China (Canada) provides inward remittance business (remittance from China to Canada), including telegraphic transfer and demand draft.

Telegraphic Transfer

Domestic remitters shall provide the following information to the bank:

*  Name of the receiving bank: Bank of China (Canada) Toronto Downtown Branch

*  SWIFT Code: BKCHCATT

(Or VANCOUVER BRANCH, SWIFT Code: BKCHCATTVAN)

*Bank account number and name of the remittee.

If the remittee has no account in Bank of China (Canada), detailed address and telephone number of the remittee in Canada should be stated clearly so that it is convenient for the bank to contact the remittee.

4. Cash Withdrawal Service of Credit Card of Bank of China

Persons going to Canada may apply for Great Wall international credit card or Bank of China credit card in domestic institutions of Bank of China, which may conduct cash withdrawal business over the counter of Bank of China (Canada).

5. Consultation Service for Certificates of Bank Deposit

Bank of China (Canada) may issue relevant certificates of bank deposit according to customers' requirements and deposit situation of their accounts.

6. Online Banking Service

The cross-border personal online banking service BOCNET of Bank of China (Canada) has been available. Please find the details via the contact methods attached.

Marketing and Promoting Plan in 2010

During the period from June 2010 to May 2011, all individual customers with deposit balance (term deposit of over 6 months) exceeding CAD 20,000 for 6 months successively in each branch of Bank of China (Canada), and corporate customers with deposit balance (term deposit over 6 months) exceeding CAD 100,000 for 6 months successively, may have opportunities to participate in this campaign of internship month for Chinese students. Qualified customers may participate by themselves or recommend one Chinese student or someone graduated within the past two years to participate in the campaign. Chinese students pre-opening account in our bank will be selected with priority.

Chinese students participating in the campaign will have the opportunity of internship for one calendar month, and the specific time will be determined according to the actual situation. Please contact the local branch of Bank of China (Canada) for details, and the address and contact methods are listed as follows:

Toronto Downtown Branch

Telephone: 416-971-8806 to 3128 / 3118 / 3198

E-mail: tdb@ca.bocusa.com

Address: 396 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T 1 G7

Toronto Scarborough Branch

Telephone: 416-297-7921 to 287 / 283

E-mail: tsb@ca.bocusa.com

Address: Unit 33; 3300 Midland Ave. Scarborough Village Mall, Scarborough, ON M1V 4 A1

Toronto Markham Branch

Telephone: 905-947-4467 to 227 / 223

E-mail: tmb@ca.bocusa.com

Address: First Markham Place, Unit 3, 3265 Highway 7 East, Markham, ON L3R 3 P9

Vancouver Branch

Telephone: 604-683-1088 to 108 / 105 / 100

E-mail: van@ca.bocusa.com

Address: 1025 Dunsmuir Street, Four Bentall Centre, Vancouver, BC V7X 1 L3

Contact

Bank of China (Canada) for carrying out the account opening witness service for going to Canada:

Toronto Vancouver
Contact persons: Liang Shuhuan, Huang Xuming Contact persons: Ren Peiling, Zhang Bin
Telephone: 416-971-8806 Telephone: 604-683-1088
Fax: 416-971-6551 Fax: 604-683-9228
E-mail address: tdb@ca.bocusa.com E-mail address: van@ca.bocusa.com
Address: 396 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5T 1 G7 Address: 1025 Dunsmuir Street, Four Bentall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7X 1 L3

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