this is about a refernce letter and not about how to get a bank account!
but while we are on it, can this be done remote, will they issue a reference letter just like that or after time only?you need to go there personally and apply for account.
banks in centers like hk, sg, ch can do it easily. Others might make more of an issue out of a pure formality, which it is.In most cases, it is virtually impossible to get a letter of Good Standing / reference letter from your local bank unless you have been a customer there for many years.
There are a few banks that are involved in it when you have been a customer there for maybe 3 - 6 months and have kept your accounts in plus all the way through and otherwise have not been conspicuous with your transactions. However, it is rare and that must be the reason why there are so many who have problems getting this reference letter.