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.
As well as general post services, the post office also offer a banking service. You can find out more on the Post Office website.