How to open a savings or checking account
Before you go to the bank, see what you need to bring with you.
- Two forms of current photo identification are usually required. Ask your bank what forms of identification they accept. (Ask your bank if they can accept a major credit or gas card as identification.)
- Money to deposit. Be prepared by asking your bank in advance if there will be a minimum deposit required.
A parent or guardian must accompany a person under 18 (19 in Nebraska) and usually must bring 2 forms of current identification for the person under 18. Ask your bank which forms of ID they accept for persons under 18, for example:
- Birth certificate
- Immunization record
- Student ID
- Social Security card
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