When you’re working as an expat in Qatar, you need to be able to save money. You’re in Qatar to work, earn money, and send money to your family back home in the Philippines. One way to save money is by opening a bank account. In this article, it talks about how to open a BPI bank account in Qatar.
The article focuses on one specific establishment, with several branches, in Qatar, where you can open up a BPI bank account. The details to this process is shared on a YouTube video via the account Royskie Vlogs.
Setting up a BPI Account in Qatar
In the video, Royskie vlogs featured the store named Al Dar for Exchange Works. Through this store, Pinoy expats can open up a BPI bank account to deposit earnings. It is also a place where you can send money to your family back home through money transfer options, including Western Union.
The good thing about Al Dar for Exchange Works, according to the YouTuber, is that not only can you open up a BPI bank account here, you can also send money to your family through money exchange services. In the C ring road branch of Al Dar for Exchange Works, featured by the YouTuber, the place is not as crowded and the employees are friendly as well.
Once you’re in Al Dar for Exchange Works, get the forms you need to fill-up and ready the requirements. These requirements include the original and Xerox copy of your ID, photocopy of your passport, and one 2” x 2” picture. Prepare QAR 65 for the processing payment.
How Setting Up a BPI Bank Account Helps You Save Money
The great thing about setting up a BPI bank account in Qatar is that once you’re done, you can’t use it except for depositing money. That’s because in order to use it, you have to go to the Philippines to activate it.
That way, you can save money on the account, but you can’t withdraw, and that helps you save money.
For the C ring road branch, the Al Dar for Exchange Works is open on Saturday to Thursday at 8:00 Am to 12:00 PM, then 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. During Fridays, the store is open only from 4 PM to 8 PM.
For mall branches, like the one at City Center, Villagio Mall, Landmark Mall, Ezdan Mall (Al Garafa), Parco Mall (Al Mamoura), West End Park, and Cricket Stadium, the business hours are 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM for Saturday to Thursday, and 1:30 PM – 11:00 PM for Friday.
For more details, contact the C ring road branch customer service hotline 445 50 500.
Other Branches in Qatar
Aside from the C ring road branch and the malls mentioned, there are other Al Dar for Exchange Works branches in Muaither, Hamad St, Salwa, Al Naser, Gharaffa, Al Khor, Shahanya, Bin Omran, Land Mark, Quality Mall (Al Mamura), Umm Salal Mohamed, Barwa Al Baraha (Ind. Area), Mall of Qatar, Safari Mall (Abu Hamour), Wakrah Ezdan Mall, and Tawar Mall.
Opening up a BPI bank account in Qatar surely helps you manage your earnings. By doing so, you can focus on your work, thinking about the future of your family back home like most OFW expats.