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Old May 18th 2011, 2:29 pm
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Hi everyone,

In order to show that my american fiance and I are serious, we propose to open a joint account, with an American Bank, with her as one signatory in the States, and me as another here.

Despite endless searching I can't find a way to do it, but refuse to believe it can't be done!

Anyone got any suggestions?
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Old May 18th 2011, 2:38 pm
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Hi everyone,

In order to show that my american fiance and I are serious, we propose to open a joint account, with an American Bank, with her as one signatory in the States, and me as another here.

Despite endless searching I can't find a way to do it, but refuse to believe it can't be done!

Anyone got any suggestions?
I'm assuming she already has a bank account somewhere. Wouldn't her asking her current bank be a good start?
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Small state bank, no branches outside state, let alone America.
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Small state bank, no branches outside state, let alone America.
Can you say more about why you think this is a show-stopper? Do you actually want to use the account or just be named on it?
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Wells Fargo have an office in London so you can open accounts from the UK - might be a good start.

Would adding eachother as a named user on eachother's credit cards instead (or as well) work?
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To our minds it's trying to up the proof that this is a real relationship, and not some Green Card thing. We put it in the same basket as having pictures, emails etc.
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To our minds it's trying to up the proof that this is a real relationship, and not some Green Card thing. We put it in the same basket as having pictures, emails etc.
Having co-mingled finances is not a requirement for the K-1 visa. Don't bother going through that extra effort, unless you truly WANT to have joint bank accounts at the moment.

The ConOff will not expect to see things like this for a K-1 visa. Perhaps for a CR-1 Immigrant spouse visa, maybe...but not the K-1.

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Small state bank, no branches outside state, let alone America.
Are you looking for a bank with branches in the US and the UK?
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To our minds it's trying to up the proof that this is a real relationship, and not some Green Card thing.
My American fiancee (now wife) and I never had a joint bank account and hers was also a small state bank. It was never an issue.

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