U.S. Business Bank Accounts for Non-Residents
U.S. Business Bank Account for Non-Residents - To open a business bank account as a non-resident business owner in the U.S. there are very few options available to you without travelling in person to the United States, which can be costly and time consuming. To address this, here at Yondaa, as part of our company formation services, we have partnered up with select U.S. financial institutions who accommodate setting up business bank accounts for non-resident owners of U.S. startups and established companies, via remote and completely online identity verification technology that allows for online screening and verification of the business owners, shareholders and founders.
We have a diverse array of strategic banking partnerships in place, from wholly online technology based banks, to international, multi-currency account providing banks, as well as more traditional, brick and mortar U.S. banks with physical banking branches in most U.S. States. We match our clients with our banking partners according to the size, scale and business needs of their company.
How Does It Work?
We match our clients with our banking partners according to the size, scale and business needs of their company. Bank account applications are then submitted by our clients directly to the bank online or via a banking relationship manager introduction for larger scale businesses.
U.S. Business Bank Accounts
There are some challenges that can make finding a good bank in the U.S. difficult for non-residents if you’re in the earlier stages of setting up your U.S. business.
The challenge with banking in the U.S. is that the landscape is constantly changing and regulations are typically focused on the domestic market which makes it unclear how to successfully meet account opening regulations as a non-resident U.S. business owner, especially so from overseas.
That’s why we have partnered with modern technology focused banks that offer banking for U.S. corporations, LLCs and general partnerships to non-resident owners or partners with the ability to setup your account online.
Our business banking partners are diverse and consist of online technology based banks as well as more traditional, retail and brick and mortar banks with physical locations through the U.S. - We match our business clients to banks according to their size, scope and business needs.
Catering to Non-Residents
Our strategic banking partners understand that the modern economy is an international economy. With over 25% of all equity in U.S. companies owned by non-residents and thousands of new companies being formed in the U.S. each year by non-residents our banking partners understand that offering business banking services to these companies is a necessity.
For all of our business clients, we refer you to our bank partners via an online invitation to securely complete your account application online. In order to qualify for a business account via an online application you will need to submit the following documentation;
• Photo ID for the director opening the account (passport required).
• Video verification of passport holder.
• Articles of incorporation / organization.
• EIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) confirmation letter.
• Proof of business address.
• Bylaws / operating agreement (where applicable).
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1. You Pick a State
Step 1 of the process to get your company registered is to decide which State you wish to establish your U.S. company in. We offer business address services in all 50 States to give you as wide a variety of options as possible.
2. We Incorporate
Step 2 is to select your entity type and structure and we then file your company with the Secretary of State. We will also obtain an EIN Tax ID from the IRS on your behalf. These filings we process via our legaltech platform.
3. Bank Setup
Once we have your company formation complete and have your articles back from the State, alongside your EIN tax ID confirmation letter from the IRS, we can put you in touch with our banking partners to get your account setup online.
Our banking partners only allow for citizens of the following countries to open a U.S. business bank account in association with a U.S. company formed on our platform.
Note: we do not offer bank account referrals for setup without a company formation on our platform.
• Costa Rica
• Czech Republic
• New Zealand
• Saudi Arabia
• South Africa
• United Arab Emirates
• United Kingdom
• United States
In some cases where required, we will use an online notarization service to validate your identity as the company founder or representative in order to secure a U.S. business address and to pre-screen you for our banking partners. To complete this process we use an online notarization platform, Notarize, the online notary public service.
U.S. Business Address
To open a company in the United States, you are required to have a U.S. business address in the State of incorporation. Once step 1 has been completed, we will obtain a registered business address for you in the state of your company formation. This address serves as a business address and registered mail forwarding address for your U.S. company.
Filing Articles with the State
For step 3 in your company formation process, the filling of articles of incorporation with the state or federal government is required. As part of our U.S company formation services we will file these documents on your behalf. This is part of our incorporation service.
U.S Business Bank Account
We have a diverse array of strategic banking partnerships in place, from wholly online technology based banks, to international, multi-currency account providing banks, as well as more traditional, brick and mortar U.S. banks with physical banking branches in most U.S. States.
Obtaining an EIN Tax ID
An EIN Tax ID is required by the IRS and U.S Banks to track your business associated income and operate your business legally. As part of our U.S business formation services we will obtain an EIN on your behalf. Your EIN confirmation letter will be delivered to your business address.
Registered Agent Services
If you’re forming a corporation or a limited liability company, you’ll need to select a registered agent for your business and provide the agent’s name and address on the formation documents you file with the state. We can provide this service on your behalf.
Bylaws and Resolutions
Bylaws and resolutions are the initial decisions of your corporation’s board of directors and basic "operating rules" of your corporation. As part of our U.S company formation services we will provide initial drafts of these on your behalf. This is part of our incorporation service.
International Docs Delivery
As part of our service for international clients, where you select the option for a corporate kit, we will deliver your business incorporation documents, EIN tax ID forms and any additional selected supplements to you anywhere in the world as part of our service offering.
Download our U.S. Company Formation Brochure -
Access our 25 page brochure on setting up a company in the United States as a non-resident - A step by step overview of our LegalTech company formation platform and services