ICE Visa Credit Card

These are the documents we'll need from you if you’re applying for a credit card with us.

Please note: Not all applications are the same and additional information may be required in certain circumstances. We’ll let you know as soon as possible if we require further information.

Proof of ID and Address

We have to comply with the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 – 2018 (as amended), so if you are:

  • a new customer of PTSB or
  • an existing customer whose personal identification documents are not up to date

we will need you to provide us with some documentation.

Acceptable proof of identification (this applies to new and existing customers)
Branch Applications

If applying through a branch, you can use any one of the following:

  • Your current valid passport
  • Your current valid Irish, UK or European driver's licence (with photo)
Online, Phone or Postal Applications

If you're not able to provide an original at your local branch and you're sending in documents by post, you must provide clean i.e. legible, photocopies of 2 forms of identification or 1 certified copy of identification from the list above. 

Documents can be certified by An Garda Síochána/Police Officer, Practising Chartered and Certified Public Accountants, Public Notaries/Practising Solicitors, Embassy/Consular Staff, a Regulated Financial or Credit Institution, Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Oaths, Medical Professional (Doctor).

Please note that all of the above must be in your own name.

Acceptable proof of address (this applies to new and existing customers)
Branch Applications

If applying through a branch, you can use any one of the following:

  • A utility bill (dated within the last 6 months) for example, a gas, electricity or phone bill
  • A bank or building society statement issued within the last 6 months
  • Your Notification of Determination of Tax Credits for the current year
  • Your original household/health or motor insurance documents (must be less than 12 months old)
Online, Phone or Postal Applications

If you are not able to provide an original at your local branch and you are sending in documents by post, you must provide originals of 2 of the documents listed above. 

Please note that all of the above must be in your own name and address.

Existing customers: Please ensure you quote your account number and 6 digit sorting code number with documents being submitted.

Proof of PPSN (Personal Public Service Number)

We are obliged under the Credit Reporting Act 2013 to collect and verify your PPSN. PTSB will collect your PPSN for all credit applications of €500 or greater.
You will need to provide any one of the following documents as proof of your PPSN during your application:

  • Payslip
  • Notice of Tax Credits, Tax Assessment, Employment Detail Summary (P60), P45 or Statement of Liability (P21).
  • Medical Card/Drug Payment Scheme Card
  • Correspondence from the Department of Social Welfare or the Revenue Commission which includes PPSN.

Please note, we cannot accept your Public Services Card as proof of PPSN

Proof of income

To get a PTSB ICE Visa Credit Card, applications are subject to affordability assessment. Here’s a list of what you’ll need:

  • 3 months of bank statements from your main personal current account. In certain circumstances, 2 recent pay slips may also be required. If your main account is with PTSB, you won't need to provide this
  • If you’re self-employed, you’ll also need to provide Audited Accounts or an Accountant’s Certificate, and 3 months statements from your main business account
  • If you’re a non-EU/EEA citizen you’ll also need to provide some other documents, but we’ll bring you through this when you’re applying for your card

Employment permanency

If you've been in your current job for less than 12 months, we’ll need a letter from your employer confirming permanency.

Proof of immigration status

If you're not an EU citizen you’ll need to provide proof of your immigration status, which means you’ll need to prove you are legally entitled to reside and work in the Republic of Ireland, by providing a Stamp 4, 5 or 6.

If you are a tax resident outside of Ireland

OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS)

In line with the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS), financial institutions are obliged to collect and review information to identify the tax residence or multiple tax residences (if any) of their customers. As PTSB is a financial institution we are therefore required to collect certain information from our customers.

If you/the Account Holder have a tax residency/or multiple tax residencies outside Ireland / United States of America, we are required to report the following details in respect of the account to Revenue: name, address, date of birth, place of birth, account number, jurisdiction(s) of residence, Tax Identification Number (“TIN”), account balance and interest payments. Revenue will report this data to the tax authorities of each relevant participating country.

You will be required to provide this information to open an account.

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Signed declaration

We’ll send out a declaration that you’ll need to sign then return to us.

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