Residency clarification

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We are currently only supporting legal residents in the European Economic Area

What is Revolut’s definition of “legal resident”? Does one actually need to be a resident of a country in the EEA, meaning fully and legally registered with the authorities where applicable, or is the mere possibility of legal residence sufficient?

In other words, can people holding an EEA passport, who however are residing outside the EEA and are not registered within the EEA, still hold a Revolut account?

@AndreasK of course :smiley:


Passport != (Legally) resident.

Non-EEA passport holder --> Possible to be legally resident (if you have a visa/student status).

Under the rules, no.

If you are physically reside outside EU/EEA (e.g. Holidays) but legally resident, you will be ‘legally resident’, whereas if you physically reside outside the EU/EEA and not legally resident, you will not be legally resident.


‘Legal residence’ not a :r: concept but a legal/tax/regulatory one.


Thats what I assumed, though there were some conflicting statements in some threads and I am curious what the official policy is.

Question was strictly in regard to people with EEA citizenship.

Thats why residing outside :).

Thanks for the clarification.


Hello guys, short question. I am a resident of Romania (EEA country) holding a residence permit issued by the Romanian authorities. Can I get registered with Revolut based on this residence permit? The mobile app lists the “residence permit card” as an acceptable ID, however the identification failed twice. Thank you.


So you are not a Romanian citizen but legally live in Romania? That should be fine enough to open an account and the Romanian permit should be accepted.


Hi All. Sorry for hijacking an old thread. Can a German citizen living in Ireland get a card using their German passport/driving licence and Irish address and phone number? Or can they apply for a German card using their family home address in Germany and transfer funds from their Irish bank account?


Technically both could work but the way Revolut wants you to do things is by signing up using your German identity with your Irish address and phone number.