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Steps (9) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register with Ministry of Justice  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain a foreign enterprises registration certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Apply for a local bank account  (2) expand_more expand_less

Submit account opening business form
(last modified: 22/02/2021)

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

20 mn  -  45 mn
1 day  -  5 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Local Bank


1. Account Opening Business Form
Account Opening Business Form
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid Identification (Simple copy)
Individual indentification (valid passport and driver's license)

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: min   5mn - max  15mn
Attention at counter: min   15mn - max   30mn
Waiting time until next step: min   1 day - max   5 days

Additional information

There are three banks in downtown Avarua on Rarotonga. Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI), Bank of the South Pacific (BSP) and ANZ. Other essential documents required by each bank are linked to the Cook Islands Registry Services (CIRS) sited on the Ministry of Justice website.
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