Opening a savings account — what to bring

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Opening a Savings Account
What to Bring

A parent or guardian must accompany a person under 18 and must bring 2 forms of current identification, with photo, including:

  • Driver’s license or State ID
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Alien Registration card
  • Matricula Consular card

OR bring 1 item from the list and a major credit card or gas card.
You may be asked to provide 1 of the following current IDs with photo, such as:

  • Student ID
  • Passport


  • Social Security number or individual tax ID number (ITIN)
  • Money to deposit — ask if there’s a minimum.

Bank requirements may vary, so ask your local bank what they require.

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