Before you go to the bank, see what you need to bring with you.
When you open a checking account, the bank will need to verify your identity.
Two forms of current photo identification are usually required. Ask your bank what forms of identification they accept, for example:
Don’t forget to bring money to deposit. Be prepared by asking your bank in advance if there will be a minimum opening deposit required.
To learn how to use your checking account, see the lesson Using and managing your accounts.
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