US Bank Account for non-US Residents

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Hey All:

Is there a way to get a US bank account outside of the US? Of course I mean without breaking any laws as I am doing legitimate freelancing work and do not wish to do anything that is not lawful.

I would like this because I am no longer able to send cash from my PayPal account to my Payoneer card ad PayPal no longer does business with Payoneer.

Thanks for the help.
#account #bank #nonus #residents
  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    If you come to the US you won't have a problem doingit , but I assume you are trying to avoid the hassles of it.

    Nevada corporate planners says they have a way to do it without having to come to the US, but it also says if your setting up a US business. You may want to contact them.

    http://www.nvinc.com/nonusresidentsf...usiness.htm#q4

    I know payramp.com is probably the best option for setting up a merchant accounts for non US citizens. This also requires you to get a bank account and I know they have a contact for getting an account set up without having to come to the US. So you may want to contact them also. But their contact might be the above?

    https://payramp.com/home/
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  • Profile picture of the author Roderick Gardner
    Hey ladyzelda

    I found this for you


    Open an International Banking Account


    The HSBC International Banking Center provides customers options to open personal deposit accounts outside the U.S. as well as inside the U.S. for non-U.S. residents1. Whether you need help from a local U.S. HSBC representative or you choose to do it yourself, HSBC will help fulfill your needs.
    Seek the help of a local HSBC US representative

    Note: Non-Premier customers requesting to open an international banking account outside the U.S. and requiring assistance in the completion of all necessary paperwork from the International Banking Center in the U.S. or an HSBC branch in the U.S will be charged a one-time fee of $200 USD. This fee is waived for HSBC Premier and Corporate Partner clients. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Advance customers receive a 50% discount on this fee.
    Not an HSBC Premier2 customer? Click here for more information: HSBC Premier

    Hope this helps you
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    • Profile picture of the author LadyZelda
      @Rodrick I think this is this is the one that you are talking about:
      US Bank - Goopen
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  • Profile picture of the author LadyZelda
    @Rodrick I think i saw that online somewhere. It seems complex but well worth checking out. That $200 could actually be my airfare to Florida.

    @Diablo I think the whole company thing might cost me a lot. I will have to call them sometime this week.

    Guys i found this:
    US Bank Account for Non-Residents

    Can i even trust things like these?
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    • Profile picture of the author bostjan33
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      Originally Posted by LadyZelda View Post

      @Rodrick I think i saw that online somewhere. It seems complex but well worth checking out. That $200 could actually be my airfare to Florida.

      @Diablo I think the whole company thing might cost me a lot. I will have to call them sometime this week.

      Guys i found this:
      US Bank Account for Non-Residents

      Can i even trust things like these?
      NO WAY IN HELL
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  • Profile picture of the author heruma
    Please update the thread if you successfully open an account in the US. Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author LadyZelda
      Originally Posted by heruma View Post

      Please update the thread if you successfully open an account in the US. Thanks

      I will do so
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Hunter
    You do not need actual bank account in US bank to have "US Bank Account."

    For example, Barklays in UK offers "US Bank Accounts" which count as such when you fill in forms on Amazon, and work well together with US based PO Box or Remailer service.

    And in Canada most of big Canadian Banks offer same thing, "US Bank Account" through deals with various American Banks.

    As for actual US Bank account, I emailed back and forth with few different banks, and in the end had to go in person inside actual branch to open it, just to find it inconvenient after 9/11 as crossing border became way too much of a hassle. Now they even go through cell phones which I do not care to deal with.

    But why would you need US bank account just to move Paypal to Payoneer and vice versa? You can do it through virtually any major credit card, without bank account at all. Or, with your local bank account.
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    • Profile picture of the author LadyZelda
      Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post

      You do not need actual bank account in US bank to have "US Bank Account."

      For example, Barklays in UK offers "US Bank Accounts" which count as such when you fill in forms on Amazon, and work well together with US based PO Box or Remailer service.

      And in Canada most of big Canadian Banks offer same thing, "US Bank Account" through deals with various American Banks.

      As for actual US Bank account, I emailed back and forth with few different banks, and in the end had to go in person inside actual branch to open it, just to find it inconvenient after 9/11 as crossing border became way too much of a hassle. Now they even go through cell phones which I do not care to deal with.

      But why would you need US bank account just to move Paypal to Payoneer and vice versa? You can do it through virtually any major credit card, without bank account at all. Or, with your local bank account.

      I only know that I can (well could cause it cannot be done anymore) move money from PayPal to Payoneer. I get paid via PayPal so this is important to me as a freelancer.

      I cannot send money from PayPal to my local bank (sadly) the only way i can get money from PayPal (aside from Payoneer) is via a cheque which will take close 2 months to clear.

      So you can see why this is important to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Classicm
    Hello dear
    if you have a Payoneer account
    then you already have a US bank account and you can get payments from any US company
    also now can apply for Europe account and can get paid from any company in europe
    log to your payoneer account press the tab of US paymant service and you should see your bank cheqk account your rutting no and account no

    Nisan
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  • Profile picture of the author scottncp
    We have worked with Citibank in the past and received good results. The key is if the Citibank in the foreign country will identity you to send a stamped copy of your passport to the U.S. branch. Sometimes you need the support of the Citibank branch in your country and opening an account may help you get what you need for the U.S. account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Symonds
    bitcoin and dwolla might be other payment options for you to look into, although dwolla requires a US bank too, I believe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I am in Canada and drove across the border a while back to open an account. All I needed was the proof of identity that they asked for and got my account right away.

    However, I did get held up for about half an hour at the US border because the guard didn't understand why I was opening up a bank account in the US.

    I had to explain to his supervisor about making money online and then he let me go. Just tell them you are shopping.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
    It's really simple process. You do need someone onsite. Register US business. Florida New Mexico and Nevada is great. Then get federal tax ID online. Lastly you make meeting minutes assigning secretary to open up account on your behalf. Then you get online access with all benefits of USA. Now your able to get any affiliate account or whatever offers
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
    European have high VAT. So it save you money if you move company offshore
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  • Profile picture of the author rkcc4
    Since 911 there are much bigger checks on people, you need to be present and to have a SSN, if you are not a US or Canadian Citizen you could have huge problems. A friend of mine also had his Citibank account shut down simply because they did not like the way he moved money around. He had banked with them for over 20 years and they shut him down in 14 days.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by LadyZelda View Post

    Hey All:

    Is there a way to get a US bank account outside of the US? Of course I mean without breaking any laws as I am doing legitimate freelancing work and do not wish to do anything that is not lawful.

    I would like this because I am no longer able to send cash from my PayPal account to my Payoneer card ad PayPal no longer does business with Payoneer.

    Thanks for the help.
    Are you looking for a U.S. Funds account or does it need to be a bank account at a U.S. Bank?
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