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Opening a BISP Bank Account

The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is a government initiative providing financial aid to low-income families in Pakistan, with BISP beneficiaries having the option to receive their payments through a BISP bank account.

Opening a BISP Bank Account In-Person

To open a BISP bank account in person, follow these steps:

  1. Confirm your BISP beneficiary status, accessible through the BISP website or helpline.
  2. Visit a participating bank branch, as several banks are part of the BISP program (see the list on the BISP website).
  3. Bring your BISP registration card and a government-issued ID (e.g., passport, national ID, or driver’s license).
  4. Complete the provided application form.
  5. Pay a nominal opening fee, which may vary depending on the bank.

Opening a BISP Bank Account Online

Opening a BISP bank account online can be done through the BISP website. Here’s how:

  1. Register an account on the BISP website.
  2. Provide necessary information, including your BISP registration number and a valid government-issued ID.
  3. Pay the required nominal opening fee.

Advantages of Having a BISP Bank Account

  • Having a BISP bank account offers several benefits, including:
  • Direct receipt of BISP payments.
  • Convenient access for withdrawals, deposits, and transfers.
  • Option to link your account to your BISP biometric card.
  • Ability to pay utility bills and other expenses.
  • Choosing the Right BISP Bank Account

Consider the following factors when selecting a BISP bank account:

  • Account opening and maintenance fees.
  • Account features and benefits.
  • Proximity of bank branches.
  • Quality of customer service.
Guide to Opening a BISP Bank Account
Guide to Opening a BISP Bank Account


Opening a BISP bank account provides a secure and convenient way for BISP beneficiaries to receive payments and access financial services like withdrawals, deposits, and transfers. If you’re a BISP beneficiary, we encourage you to explore this option.

Here are some additional tips for opening a BISP bank account:

  • Choose a bank with a convenient location.
  • Verify the bank’s participation in the BISP program.
  • Inquire about associated account fees.
  • Retain copies of your account opening documents for reference.

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