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
  • Click the Next button to see the parts of a check.
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