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Finding a bank in us, for uk citizen!!!!

Old Jul 1st 2013, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Calle236 View Post
I'm a UK citizen and I opened . Bank of America account. I just walked into the bank with my UK passport and a couple of US utility bills. Account was opened in about 10 minutes. ....
For most people who ask about bank accounts here on BE, one of the issues is that they don't have US utility bills.
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Old Jul 1st 2013, 4:51 pm
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Default Re: Finding a bank in us, for uk citizen!!!!

Originally Posted by Calle236 View Post
I'm a UK citizen and I opened a Bank of America account. I just walked into the bank with my UK passport and a couple of US utility bills. Account was opened in about 10 minutes. No problems.

Later that day it was actually harder for me to get a library card!
Didn't you need to complete a W-9 form though? We opened a current account with Chase and have been sent a W-9 (after completing a W-8BEN. Wish I had read the recent thread on this beforehand).
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Old Jul 1st 2013, 5:08 pm
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Default Re: Finding a bank in us, for uk citizen!!!!

I know my parents were able to open an account here as non-residents. They were with Suntrust. I seem to recall it was a bit of effort and they needed to get a tax effort but nothing too onerous overall.
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Old Jul 2nd 2013, 12:24 pm
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Default Re: Finding a bank in us, for uk citizen!!!!

Originally Posted by HartleyHare View Post
Didn't you need to complete a W-9 form though? We opened a current account with Chase and have been sent a W-9 (after completing a W-8BEN. Wish I had read the recent thread on this beforehand).
Sorry I really can't remember a W-9 or a W-8BEN. The forms I did fill in were all done there and then in the bank. And there was nothing onerous in any of them.
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