When researching local bank branches, you should inquire about each bank's specific requirements for opening a new account for international students. For your convenience, we have provided sample requirements for some of the banks listed below
International students over the age of 18 are welcome to open an account with Chase Bank as long as they have a photo ID with signature as well as another form of identification. Acceptable forms include: a school ID, a voter registration card, a credit card, a resident alien card, an employment authorization card, or a certificate of naturalization. Chase also offers international accounts specifically for foreign residents.
International students who don't have an SSN must present a valid passport and visa as well as proof of address. These can include a cable bill, ground phone bill, signed university letter, etc. If the student already has an SSN, he or she need that number plus a New York State ID of some kind.
International Student and Scholar Services72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor (Map)Phone: 212.229.5592Fax: 212.229.8992
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