Tailored services

Moving to Qatar Soon?
Get the Best Account for Expats

Let Commercial Bank help you get a head start on your new life in Qatar with a bank account for Expats

Making life easier for Expats

Commercial Bank specialises in services specifically for Expats to help simplify your transition. Our accounts combine premier banking services with concierge amenities to give you:

      • Free Platinum arrival meet and greet services from Al Maha at Hamad International Airport for Sadara eligible customers
      • Free vouchers from The Entertainer app offering you discounts at over 150 outlets
      • 10% discount on your driving lessons at Al Khebra Driving School
      • Free data and entertainment packages in partnership with Ooredoo
      • Shop now and pay later at IKEA, home furnishing store*
      • Access to free UBER taxi services through your mobile
      • Premium mobile phone package, including QAR 300 off any handset & 3 months free Mozaic television subscription (Sadara members only)
      • Free executive service to find a home (Housing Partners)
      • Bank online with your new Commercial Bank account, pay your Kahramaa, Qatar Cool or mobile bills (Ooredoo or Vodafone)  and each month you do so, we will give you two free online international money transfers
      • Fast approvals on loan applications
      • Remit money to your new account right away
      • A dedicated Personal Relationship Manager to assist with all of your financial needs (Sadara members only)
*Visit www.cbq.qa/IKEA for further details.


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Account benefits

With our account for Expats, these services will be made available to you upon arrival. You can pack, prepare and travel with peace of mind knowing that Commercial Bank has taken care of all of your arrangements.

Free Platinum arrival meet and
greet services from Al Maha
Free vouchers
from The Entertainer app​​
Discounted driving lessons
at Al Khebra D
riving School​

Get connected with great
benefits from Ooredoo

Immediate approvals
on loan applications

Free limousine
pick-up on arrival 

Free executive service to
find a home
(Housing Partners)

Free UBER taxi services

Free international money
transfers every month*


Sadara Privileged Banking
with round-the-clock
priority service

Free exclusive hospitality    
offers on arrival

Driver's license
application assistance

World-Class travel rewards
with Commercial Bank Rewards
Indian, Filipino &
Egyptian bank partnerships

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Moving to Qatar - Account Opening Application

Take advantage of this best in class offer and we will help you get set up.

Full Name (as in passport)
Current Situation:

US Taxpayer Identification number:
Country of Birth
Date of Birth
Marital Status
Passport Number
Email Address
Primary Account Purpose

Income Source

Expected Monthly Deposits

Name to be displayed on debit card
Have you arrived in Qatar?

I accept terms, conditions and declaration

Frequently asked questions about Commercial Bank’s accounts for new Expats

  1. Is there a cost/fee for opening an account?
    There's no charge or fee associated with opening an account.
  2. What is the minimum balance required to open an account?
    The minimum balance required is QAR 4,000.
  3. If I want to close my account before one year, can I? If yes, how much is the charge?
    Your account can be closed at any time at no cost.
  4. What is the difference between a regular bank account and an account for those who are new to Qatar, and what are the benefits associated with each?
    Our bank account for those who are new to Qatar is specifically for expats who have yet to arrive in Qatar and those who have been in Qatar less than 3 months. Anyone in Qatar for more than 3 months will automatically qualify for a regular bank account. All qualified account applicants will receive a welcome kit and all benefits mentioned on this page.