You can open a bank account in the United States, even if you do not have a local citizenship.
Many of the visiting students living in a country of foreigners and diplomats who are not citizens of the United States need this service.
What do you need to do for this?
You will need
- - Passport-
- - valid driving license-
- - international taxpayer identification number-
- - confirmation of the current residence permit-
- - Social Security number if you work in the US.
- - Cash.
Familiarize yourself first with the list of countries thatAre considered to be hostile in accordance with the laws of the Office for the Control of Foreign Assets. This is the department of the US Treasury Department, which imposes sanctions and implements foreign policy. If the party that wishes to open an account is on the list of hostile countries, you will not be able to open a bank account in the United States.
Prepare all documents certifying yourPersonality. Once you find out that your country's citizens are allowed to open their own account, collect all business papers in one folder. Most banks require at least two copies of the applicant's passport with his clear photo, information on the payment of taxes and several additional documents for the final confirmation of the identity.
Go to the bank you have chosen. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, all who are not US citizens can not open an online bank account. You must visit the bank of your choice and personally sign the necessary documents.
Fill in all the forms provided to you. Be sure to fill out the questionnaires for your bank account in the United States in the proper way to exclude the risk of rejection. Avoid, as far as possible, errors when entering information. But even if you made a typo, you can request an additional copy to make the necessary corrections.
Make a deposit. Just like when opening any regular bank account, you will have to make an initial deposit in order to open it. What initial fee is required in this case will depend on the bank itself.
Wait until the bank checks all documentsTo deliver its verdict. Processing of bank documents can take from 2 to 5 working days. You will be allowed to obtain documents on opening the account by mail in case of temporary residence in the US, or you can personally pick them up at the office on the specified date.