Banking solutions for international clients
Whether you’re starting a new life, planning a move or looking to invest in the U.S., we’re here to help –
even if you don’t have a U.S. permanent residential address, a Social Security Number or a U.S. established credit score yet. As an international bank, HSBC can connect you to a world of new possibilities and help you navigate your financial commitments both in the U.S. and abroad.
Unique benefits and top products for our international customers
Set up your account remotely
- Open an U.S. checking account before you arrive and get your debit card in your mail2
- Connect U.S. checking accounts with your global accounts and transfer funds between them
- Set up online and mobile banking in the U.S.
Build your U.S. credit score
- Open an U.S. Credit Card and get it in your mail when you arrive in the U.S.
- No Foreign Transactions fees
- Rewards Program available plus travel, shopping, and entertainment benefits
Check your eligibility for this application
In three easy steps, you can open a new account through a secure video call.
** By clicking Start application you are accepting the terms and can meet the requirements listed on this page.
All accounts will get the interest rates and Annual Percentage Yields (APYs) in effect when the account is opened and funded online. See Terms & Charges Disclosures for more information.
Important information about procedures for opening a new account
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, U.S. Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person or entity that opens an account.
What this means for you: If you open a personal account, we will ask for your name, address, taxpayer identification number, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. Additionally, we will take certain steps to verify your identity, such as asking for your driver's license or other identifying documents or checking other sources. Similar identification requirements apply to non-personal accounts such as corporations and partnerships. Be assured that we recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and safeguarding the confidentiality of the information you provide to us.
What is an international bank?
What are the advantages of an international bank?
I plan to travel internationally. How can HSBC help?
Can I open an HSBC U.S. account if I am not a U.S. Resident or U.S. Citizen?
How do I transfer funds between my HSBC accounts in different countries?
What Documents do I need to open an HSBC U.S. account?
Does my debit and/or credit card charge foreign transaction fees?
How do I open an HSBC deposit account in another country?
How do I open an HSBC credit account (e.g., credit card) in another country?
How do I contact HSBC when I am outside of the United States?
How do I apply for a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN)?
Helpful information about setting up your finances in the U.S.
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