never have I known a EU resident refused a bank account in Poland, if you are registered in Poland you open a residents account, if you are not registered in Poland you open a non residents account.
I already have an account with one bank, but I want another. The first bank only wanted to see a passport (2010 that was).
I went into today's bank and simply asked to open an account. The very nice chap said to me "You can't open it here, you have to go to the around [he meant roundabout/rondo] and open there, there is BZWBK." To which I replied, "I don't want to open an account with them, I want to open an account here with your bank!"
"You cannot sorry, for Polish people only." was his reply. I asked him if he was sure and he said yes, and I'm not going to repeat myself as already posted above. Should I try another branch of 'E' or phone their HQ?
inwroclaw i have heard of this happening in a British bank with one of my students who was Spanish.it was purely down to the ignorance of the bank clerk and was in no way bank policy.
I dare say daft clerks can be found anywhere, but I said to today's "I know we don't live in a perfect world, but this sounds illegal to me, I'm an EU citizen." Anyway, prawda!