Bank accounts for expats?
October 29, 2011 12:06 PM Subscribe
Are there any US banks that will allow me to open an account online or by phone with a US passport instead of a driver's license?
posted by Ariadne to work & money (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I haven't lived in the States for 4 years. I don't have a driver's license or state ID. I don't have a US bank account. I have a bank account in the country I'm living in but I'm expecting a deposit of over $10,000 US dollars and do not want to put it in my foreign account because of the IRS rules on reporting foreign accounts.
I've already tried Citibank, BoA, Wells Fargo, ING, and Charles Schwab. All of them required a driver's license or state ID. I'm not looking for an online offshore bank. It needs to be located in the United States. Thanks in advance.