Special accounts "export-profit" in foreign currency or in convertible dinars
They are opened, on an authorization of the Central Bank of Tunisia, in the name of resident individuals who make profit coming from operations of export of goods or services and/or are shareholders or partners in resident companies that make profit in export transactions of goods or services.
They are freely debited for any transfer in foreign currency for matters of traveling abroad or acquiring rights and benefits abroad represented or not by securities or for any payment of current operation provided for by exchange or foreign trade regulations into force. Any other debit operation of this account is subjected to an authorization of the BCT.
Private individuals acting as foreign exchange assignees and resident private individuals with holdings in the capital of a company acting as foreign exchange assignees can open convertible dinar accounts called "foreign assignnes accounts in convertible dinar" at the offices of authorised intermediaries.
Circular of BCT to IA n° 2003-05 of 27 March 2003 as modified by circular of BCT to IA n°2006-22 of 11 December 2006.
They can be opened freely by resident individuals or legal entities whatever their nationality is. They are freely credited and debited in foreign currency.
Non residents' internal accounts "INR"
These accounts, the opening of which is free, are intended to the use by foreign individuals residing temporarily in Tunisia and earning an income in dinars.
Special accounts in dinars
They may be opened freely by non resident foreign enterprises that stroke bargain in Tunisia in order to place the share of these bargains payable in dinars intended to cover their local expenditures.
These are accounts in dinars that may be freely opened by non-residents of any nationality to place all receipts falling to them in Tunisia while awaiting the Central Bank of Tunisia to decide whether to allocate these receipts to a capital account or their transfer.
They are intended to receive assets in dinars of non-residents that do not have any transfer guarantee. Their opening is free for non-resident foreign individuals or legal entities. It is submitted to a prior approval of the Central Bank of Tunisia for Tunisian non-residents or their husband and wife.
Exchange note n° 5 of October 5, 1982.
Accounts in Tunisian dinar meant for non resident private individuals holding Libyan nationality
Non-resident private individuals holding Libyan nationality can freely open, on the books of Authorised Intermediaries, accounts in Tunisian dinar. Amounts available in this account denominated "non-resident Libyan account in Tunisian dinar "are used in Tunisia.
Circular of BCT to IA n°2011-21 of 26 December 2011.
Accounts in foreign currency and in convertible dinar intended for non resident private individuals holding Libyan nationality
Non-resident private individuals holding Libyan nationality can freely open on the books of Authorised Intermediaries foreign currency accounts entitled "non resident Libyan foreign currency accounts" and accounts in convertible dinar entitled "non resident Libyan accounts in convertible dinar".
Circular of BCT to IA n°2012-03 of 23 January 2012.
Exclusive of Authorised Intermediaries and the customs offices entitled to foreign exchange assignment, only private individuals having obtained beforehand an assignment of authorised intermediary may accept bank bills and foreign traveller's cheque borne by Tunisian or foreign non-resident travellers.