Open a bank account
It is very easy and simple to open a bank account in the USA. (Get your Social Security number first as you might need it to open up an account.) To avoid a monthly fee you have to ask for a free student account. Banks like Chase, Bank of America, Key Bank and TD offer free student accounts. (If you ask for a regular checking account there will be a fee.) Make sure you tell them bank that you do not authorize overdraft charges!! If you don’t have enough funds in the bank and keep using your Debit card you will be charged $35 (sometimes more or less) for each transaction!
Just bring the following documents to open your account:
• Your passport,
• DS-2019 form
• letter of participation (also called social security letter) from your families account at www.culturalcare.com
• social security card (If you don’t have your social security card yet, don’t worry some banks open the account without the social security card, just tell the bank representative that you are an international student).
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 2:55 PM