To open a bank account in the UK you will need:
- Two forms of ID - usually a passport and drivers licence.
- Confirmation of your current UK address, such as a tenancy agreement, rent book or mortgage book.
- Confirmation of your overseas address.
- The previous month's bank statements, from bank accounts in the UK and/or your country.
You should check with the bank beforehand to clarify what information is needed, as some banks may vary with their request for information.