• Keep your money in a safe place.
  • Use an ATM card for purchases instead of carrying cash on you.
  • Avoid getting your money stolen or loosing your money.
  • Wire your money to your home country.
  • Use Internet banking for a quick overview of your account balance.
  • Keep your passport and other valuables safe in a safe deposit box.


What You Need to Open an Account:

  • Passport with J1 visa and DS-2019 and I-94 attached.
  • Social Security number OR receipt of your application for Social Security card.
  • You will need to fill out an application at the bank.
  • Contact your sponsor for approved banking locations.