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This is how you can open a bank account in the United States as a foreigner

This is how you can open a bank account in the United States as a foreigner

There are many foreigners who come to the United States and wonder if they can open a bank account.

For citizens, this process can be relatively easy if the required documentation is provided, but for immigrants, this issue tends to become more complex.

However, foreigners can open a bank account in the United States. So there are certain federal regulations and to do that they have to meet some additional requirements to be able to do that.

In this sense, foreigners who want to open bank accounts in the American Union are divided into two groups. These are resident and non-resident aliens, so different rules apply to each of them.

For non-residents, banks and credit unions typically follow stricter guidelines when verifying an applicant's identity.

Likewise, for those with a green card, the requirements are usually the same as those for a US citizen, but they must prove their immigration status.

How to open a bank account as a foreigner?

It should be noted that not all banks provide the ability to open an account for non-resident aliens or illegal immigrants. Many financial institutions recognize this, others allow this operation only for foreigners from certain countries.

The fact is that you should carefully review the specific requirements of the bank in which you want to open an account. Above all, because the requirements vary from one financial credit institution to another.

For example in American bankNon-residents must provide their permanent (foreign) and domestic address. Likewise, they must provide their ITIN and obtain proof of US residency.

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For example, you can provide a U.S. government-issued photo ID.

This could be a student/employer photo ID, a current utility bill, or a rental agreement. It should be made clear that the documents must show your name and physical address in the United States.

Another option is to select the initial image. For example, foreign passport; US Nonimmigrant Visa and Border Crossing Card-DSP-150.

The Canadian Citizenship Card (with photo) is added; Consular ID of Mexico, Guatemala, Dominican Republic or Colombia (with photo).

In the case of a secondary ID, this would for example be a foreign or US driver's license (with photo), or a student/employer ID (with photo).

Credit or debit cards also work, most importantly, with a Visa or Mastercard logo.

And also a major retail credit card from a nationally recognized company, the Diplomatic Card from the Department of State.