• Local Banks

    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


    • 10 East 14th Street (Map)
      between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
      New York, NY 10003

    Bank of America

    • 116 Fifth Avenue (Map)
      at 17th Street
      New York, NY 10011
    • 32 East 14th Street (Map
      at University Place
      New York, NY 10003


    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.

    • (800) CHASE24
      69 Fifth Avenue (Map
      at 14th Street
      New York, NY 10011
    • 212.255.8121
    • 158 West 14th Street (Map
      at Seventh Avenue
      New York, NY 10011
    • 32 University Place (Map
      at 9th Street
      New York, NY 10003
    • 230 Park Avenue South (Map)
      New York, NY 10003


    • 800.627.3999
      79 Fifth Avenue (Map)
      at 16th Street
      New York, NY 10011
    • 72 5th Avenue (Map
      at 13th Street
      New York, NY 10011

    TD Bank

    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.

    • 90 Fifth Avenue (Map)
      at 14th Street
      New York, NY 10011


    • 800.975.4722
      101 West 14th Street (Map)
      at Sixth Avenue
      New York, NY 10011
    • 769 Broadway (Map)
      between 8th and 9th Streets
      New York, NY 10003
    • 10 Union Square East (Map)
      New York, NY 10003