You will need
- - The passport.
Please note that virtually all U.S. banks that operate in Russia are Russian banks operating under the American names. Their activities are likewise controlled by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Therefore, first check in a Bank of this type, where he is the main compartment. And contact directly to the Bank branch which will be located in the United States.
Consult with a specialist Bank which documents required to open account. He also will tell you which account is right for you.
Use the service of a specialized company. This is necessary if you are unable to appeal directly to U.S. Bank (for example, you are at the moment in Russia and in the near future are not going to go to America), but want to open an account in a Bankthat belongs to US.
Compare the offers, offered by us banks when opening accounts. This way you will be able to choose a more suitable Bank for you on service cost, cumulative percentage, and ease of opening the account.
Note that in every American Bank the procedure of creating accounts for non-residents can have some nuances. For example, you may be required a passport or other documents.
Make a contract for opening accounts. In this case, if the opening account in the Bank of the US should be through a specialized company, you need to assure the samples of your signature at the U.S. Consulate or its subsidiary Russian Bank. Also you will need to provide copies of all pages of your passport with translation.
Report about the opening of accounts to the tax authorities at the place of residence. This pull is not worth it, try to do it within a month (this requirement is established by law).
Advice 2: How to open a us Bank account
The presence of accounts in foreign Bank - a question not only prestige, but also reliability. If you opted on a U.S. Bank, be aware of some difficulties that accompany this procedure. However, if you timely and properly provide all the necessary documents, the process of opening the account will not last.
Remember that American banks operating in Russia, in fact the same Russian banks operating under American names: their activities are monitored by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Therefore, please contact the us Bank branch which is located in the United States. The Bank will tell you what documents they will need and what kind of account you should choose.
If direct appeal to the American Bank not possible (e.g. you are in Russia and do not intend to in the near future to go to America), use the services of specialized company. Opening account in us Bank through the company will cost over 1000 USD.
Before you can open an account in an American Bank, compare the offerings of several of them. So you can choose the most suitable from the point of view of maintenance cost, ease of opening account and other important things. In each Bank the procedure for opening accounts for non-residents can have their nuances. If something is not clear to you, ask to consult the employees of the company, opening you account.
To open account in us Bank through a specialized firm sign the specimen signature in the Consulate of the United States or in the Russian subsidiary of the Bank that the American Bank where you open an account. You will also need to provide a copy of your passport with translation, passport and some other documents depending on the Bank (they collect for you. About opening accounts notify the tax office at the place of residence within one month - this is required by law. When you first transfer money to an account in American Bank shall present a notification of the tax authority to obtain information from you about opening account in foreign Bank.