Opening a bank account in the UK can sometimes be dififcult for Indian students and usually requires address and ID proof which can often result in a delay in getting your bank account set up, resulting in students needing to carry cash/use forex cards. To resolve this ICICI have introduced a special UK account which you can open while you're still in India using only your passport. The whole process is simple and quick, and your UK debit card will be delivered to your India address before you have left India so that you are ready and set as soon as you touch down in the UK. You don't need to be an existing ICICI account holder for this, anyone can easily open the account using your Indian passport.
ICICI Bank UK has enabled dedicated support for Indian students. If you have any questions or require help with opening an account, you can contact their representatives and use the reference 'NISAU'. They can also help with money transfer needs.
We hope this helps resolve a long-standing issue!
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