Open a Bank Account
CIEE recommends that you open a checking account at a local bank. When you open your account, ask about student discounts, such as no minimum balances and no ATM fees.
The documents typically needed to open a bank account are:
- Passport and J-1 Visa
- DS-2019 Form
- I-94 Card
- Proof of Social Security Application
- A letter from your employer confirming employment may also be required
Once you have opened a bank account, speak to your host organization about Direct Deposit, having your paycheck automatically deposited into your account.