Banking in the US

When you open an account, you should bring your passport, Emory ID, and immigration documents to the bank with you. Full-time students might be able to open a special checking account with low or no service charges, so be sure to let the bank know you are a student.

Banks near Emory

These banks do not require a Georgia driver's license or social security number:

Questions to ask

  • What is the minimum balance required? Is there a penalty if my balance goes below that minimum? 

  • Will my checking account earn any interest? 

  • What will I pay in monthly service charges? 

  • What other services does this bank offer, and how much does it cost for me to use them (for example, a safety deposit box, exchanging foreign currency, or getting certified or cashier's checks)?

  • Can I pay bills online through my bank account?