In my case the need to satisfy these requirements was triggered by me informing the bank that I had a new passport. There may be other reasons why the bank might ask for the necessary documents. The requirements are not particularly difficult but there may be some confusion as explained below.
- 1 I had to provide my passport as proof of who I am, which is what I was doing anyway. This satisfies items 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the leaflet.
2 I had to provide my Greek tax statement showing the income declared and tax assessed. This satisfies item 5 on the leaflet. Item 6 was not relevant for me.
3 I had to produce a DEI and Cosmote landline bill. This satisfies items 7 and 8 on the leaflet
At this point it started to get a bit complicated. Item 9 on the leaflet covers "profession" but if you are retired and living on a pension then they want proof of that. I explained that I had an IKA pension plus a UK State Pension and three UK occupational pensions so they demanded annual statements of income from each of these pensions. I baulked at this and argued that I supplied these certificates to the tax authority and the bank had no legal obligation or authority to demand them. It is the banks job to stop illegal financial transactions not to audit my tax affairs. I pointed out that none of these pensions were paid into Alpha bank and so there was no question as to the bank verifying whether such payments were legal. At this point there was considerable argument too and fro until it became clear that they had not understood that I was tax resident and declaring ALL my income to the Greek tax authority including all my UK pensions. Once they realised that they dropped all requests for certificates of foreign income but still wanted proof that I had an IKA pension. The IKA award statement showing how much I would be paid and from when satisfied that requirement. From that experience I would assume that anybody who is registered as not tax resident in Greece may well have to provide proof of pension payments in the UK. I think a P60 for each income stream would do the trick.
PS The above directive has been replaced by DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/849 which was supposed to be implemented in member states by 27 June 2017. I doubt if it has been enacted in Greek law yet but presumably it will be and then the requirements might change.