Open a bank account in US

1. Go to a bank

I went to a local Bank Of America, and asked the staff to open a new account. He introduced me to a personal banker. The banker and I went to another room. For example, my name, address, purpose to open an account, and so on. I showed him my visa to certificate my identity. Then he explained the bank services. He said there were two choices of accounts. One is to pay a small amount of money every other period. The other is to deposit a bigger amount in two months. I chose the second one, and he immidiately gave me a temporary debit card.

2. Activate the bank account

About 3 days later, my permanent debit card came to my address. I called the number on the card, and followed the machine voice’s instructions. Then I purchased something using the debit card and activated it.