What are the requirements to open a bank account at US Bank in the United States?

US Bank is one of the five largest banks in the United States.

US Bank has its history since 1863 when the First National Bank of Cincinnati was founded and which, after a series of mergers at the beginning of the 21st century, adopted the name by which we currently know it, having its headquarters in Minnesota. According to its institutional information, US Bank is the fifth largest bank in the United States, with more than 70,000 employees and $495 billion in assets as of December 31, 2019.

If you want to open an account at US Bank you need:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license, state-issued ID, or military ID (must be at least 18 years old)
  • Contact information: phone number, email and address in the United States
  • Opening deposit: depending on the type of account you want to open.

You can open the account at one of its 3,106 branches, which work especially in the western and midwestern United States, or online through its website usbank.com. If you don’t have a social security number, you can open the account using your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

Types of US Bank Checking Accounts

In all accounts you need $25 dollars to open it. US Bank has five checking accounts, one for students, two popular with the American community and two with premium quality.

Safe Debit Account

This account has a fee of $4.95 dollars, accessible to your pockets so you don’t have to worry about maintaining a minimum balance, so you can’t give it up. It is also overdraft protected. You can withdraw money inside US Bank’s 4,842 ATMs, although if you do it outside the network, you will be charged a fee of $2.5 dollars.

Easy Checking

You can waive the $6.95 fee as long as you have direct deposits of $1,000 or more per month, maintain an average monthly balance of $1,500, or are age 65 or older. You are charged $2.5 for using out-of-network ATMs and $36 for overdrafts greater than $5.

US Bank also has its Student Checking account where there is no maintenance fee and its premium accounts: Gold Checking for $14.95 dollars per month, unless you have opened a personal loan, line, mortgage or credit card with the bank; and Platinum Checking which charges $24.95 unless you maintain a combined balance of $25,000.

If you want more information, you can call 800-653-2175.