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I am Marciano, am from South-America, Suriname-Paramaribo. I just want to start investing in the TD Ameritrade, but it is told to have an US bank account. Is it possible for me to open an American bank account as a South-American citizen from Suriname to be part of the TD Ameritrade?
If so, how you you help me?
March 18, 2015 10:50:19 AM
In reply to Marciano, Suriname
Good day, Marciano and thanks for considering TD for your banking needs.
In order to open an account with us, you will be required to visit us at a TD Bank Store. If you are in the U.S. or will be in the near future, check out our Store locator for our hours and locations http://bit.ly/TDStores.
We invite you to review the many different types of Checking and Savings accounts we offer. To view and compare our Checking accounts, visit http://bit.ly/1aDaRqd or use our Checking selector tool http://bit.ly/1vW1xnU for help selecting a Checking account that is the best fit for you. To view and compare Savings account products, click on http://bit.ly/1pJT9I9, or if you prefer, we also have a Savings selector tool at http://bit.ly/1vW1DvM which can also help you choose the best Savings account for your needs.
When you are ready to visit a Store, as a non-US resident you will need to bring two forms of identification with you. One form of ID must be a valid non-US Passport and the second form of valid ID you may select from the list below:
- Employment ID with Photo and Signature
- State Issued ID or Driver's License with Signature
- Foreign Driver's License with Photo
- US Employment Authorization card with Photo, Signature and Expiration Date
- College ID with Photo
- Alien Registration Card with Photo
- Permanent Resident Card with Photo
We highly recommend contacting the TD Store you will be visiting to open the account in advance to confirm if any other information will be needed.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
LiShu R, Mount Laurel
March 18, 2015 10:51:55 AM
In reply to LiShu, Mount Laurel
Is it not possible to send all my ID docs copy to your bank address or open an account online?
Ow yeah, I also have a Master credit card already.
Sorry for my English my native language is Dutch.
Marciano, Paramaribo, Suriname
March 27, 2015 06:30:09 AM
In reply to Marciano, Paramaribo, Suriname
It's nice to see you again, Marciano!
We apologize for any inconvenience; however, for security purposes we are unable to accept copies of your identification. As a Non-U.S. Resident, it is required for you to visit a TD location in the United States to open the account in person with the proper IDs we mentioned above.
Kindly also know that as you originally mentioned TD Ameritrade there may be additional and/or different requirements necessary in order to open an account with them. Although TD Bank and TD Ameritrade fall under the same umbrella, please know that that we are two separate institutions. We recommend reaching out to a Specialist over there for any further questions regarding an account with TD Ameritrade. They can be reached 24/7 at 800-454-9272.
Please let us know if you have any other questions and take care.
LiShu R, Mount Laurel
March 27, 2015 06:37:05 AM