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How to open US Bank for non-US resident ?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by kotlt, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. kotlt

    kotlt Newbie

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    Hello everybody,

    I'm not living in US. I want to sell some stuffs via Amazon network and they require US bank for receive and withraw payment.


    Anyone have the way to open US Bank for non-US resident like me ? I need bank accout and debit to withdraw.

    Thank you all guys!
     
  2. lawton

    lawton Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Get a Green Dot Pre Paid credit card, then sign into your account and find the direct deposit info which will include your account number and their routing number (just like a bank) Use all of their contact info as if it were your bank. I do this with my paypal and works fine, they deposit the money on my credit card, I withdraw at an ATM.
    Hope this helps
     
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  3. kotlt

    kotlt Newbie

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    Thank you,

    But look like Green Dot only available for US resident.
     
  4. Dresden14

    Dresden14 BANNED BANNED

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    get a mail box in the usa (post office) and have a monthly redirect service (lets say on the 1st of each month) to your location.
     
  5. RATUL

    RATUL Newbie

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    lawton

    Thanks for the advice. But the problem is I need to be an US citizen to get the card.




    Dresden14

    Would you explain more how I can do that. Thanks.
     
  6. Codythebest

    Codythebest Senior Member

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    No way anymore. Thanks W for that. You MUST show legal residency in the US to do so now...
     
  7. Bolo334

    Bolo334 Junior Member

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    Ever since the terrible terrorist attacks of 7-11, it's a lot harder to do this.
     
  8. bymarcot

    bymarcot Newbie

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    Hey, the keyword here is accentbanking, search google ;)
     
  9. lawton

    lawton Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Holy shit, he said 7-11.......... That really made me laugh for some reason
     
  10. showbizvet

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    I've used the Green Dot cards, work great, but then I'm here in the USA. Do you have any relatives or REALLY good friends who are in the usa? If so maybe they could help. I have not as yet googled accentbanking as mentioned by bymarcot, but will do so
     
  11. Griffin

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    You have to have an EIN, SSN, or TIN to get a card through them. Of course they don't tell you this til you buy.... Otherwise, this is the best idea. I use a similar pre-paid card that required my SSN.

    Take a look at a lot of pre-paid debit cards (most are run by MetaBank) and ask them if they require an SSN. That should weed out most of them. For the rest, you may need to do some fenagling to get money on them.

    EDIT: Pre-paid cards are attached to pre-paid accounts, hence why we recommend them.

    IIRC, Bank of America doesn't require an SSN anymore, but you have to come in-person to sign up (and of course call first to verify).

    @lawton, Isn't that when we dropped our Bomb Burrito?
     
  12. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Search vcc sites, several also sell a physical "US BANK" card (not necessarily with your name on the card) that works as a functioning US bank account. Can cost $250-$300 bucks, plus monthly fees.