I believe every online banking institution will require some forms of state-issued ID, "Driver’s License, State-Issued ID, or Military ID Number". the application form seems to restrict proof of ID to State-issued ID with home address and not a Federally-issued passport as being allowable as ID. The application also requires a mailing address too, but also has a "Country Code" box, so I guess you can put in a foreign address for that. I don't know if they would actually mail your new debit cards to a foreign address or not. Then you have to transfer some money into the new account via electronic bank transfer or mail a check to get the account open and ready for direct deposit.asp wrote:So, can someone tell me if it is possible to open an account in the US while residing in Cambodia so that I can have my checks direct deposited?
Here is the E*Trade application screen for an online checking account.
It sounds like the problem for you may be the valid driver's license?