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My dear husband had a long wait at Chase after going to 2 different banks trying to open an account. His name got a name hit and they couldn't open an account, so they sent him out his merry way. So, at Chase they were kind enough to ask for his Egyptian ID and passport- with the translations- and opened the account with his social security. It took a good 2 hours, but it got done.

How did anyone tackle this?

We're also trying to get a bill on his name and- what a hassle!


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My dear husband had a long wait at Chase after going to 2 different banks trying to open an account. His name got a name hit and they couldn't open an account, so they sent him out his merry way. So, at Chase they were kind enough to ask for his Egyptian ID and passport- with the translations- and opened the account with his social security. It took a good 2 hours, but it got done.

How did anyone tackle this?

We're also trying to get a bill on his name and- what a hassle!

We tried 3 banks before being successful. Finally, Wells Fargo let us open a joint account. Instead of paying an outrageous amount for a box of checks with the joint info on them, I went to this site with a GREAT New Customer Deal. Check it out :)

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About utilities: even though I have lived in the same home for 25 years I had to pay a deposit of $150.00 for Power, I just trasferred it from my ex's name to mine and Hany's.

As for the Gas Bill , No deposit required BUT We had to take a document from their website and have it notarized and faxed to prove Hany's identity to add him to the account. Yes it was a pain!

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We tried 3 banks before being successful. Finally, Wells Fargo let us open a joint account. Instead of paying an outrageous amount for a box of checks with the joint info on them, I went to this site with a GREAT New Customer Deal. Check it out :)

http://secure.checksinthemail.com/

New Customers - Get a box of checks starting at $5 plus Free Handling with offer code "BESTOFFER"*

About utilities: even though I have lived in the same home for 25 years I had to pay a deposit of $150.00 for Power, I just trasferred it from my ex's name to mine and Hany's.

As for the Gas Bill , No deposit required BUT We had to take a document from their website and have it notarized and faxed to prove Hany's identity to add him to the account. Yes it was a pain!

Thank you! Damn, I wished I would've known the "name-hit- saga" continues in the US. It's not as simple as having cash and a social security card. Anyways, Chase got it done. We wouldn't mind paying the uutility bill deposit if it will help in ease all this in the long run.


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Thank you! Damn, I wished I would've known the "name-hit- saga" continues in the US. It's not as simple as having cash and a social security card. Anyways, Chase got it done. We wouldn't mind paying the uutility bill deposit if it will help in ease all this in the long run.

Same here, we were like just take the money so we can get this done! Good Luck!


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I all ready had a checking and savings account so when hubby got here we just added him to the account. Then after we had him established on the account he opened one and put me on his. Through his account he was able to get a secured credit card (very minimal amount) and had to keep like $450 in the savings to cover his credit card for a year. Then after having the credit card secured for a year they changed it to a regular credit card.

We still don't have any utilities in his name but we do have a joint name account for the cell phones.


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My dear husband had a long wait at Chase after going to 2 different banks trying to open an account. His name got a name hit and they couldn't open an account, so they sent him out his merry way. So, at Chase they were kind enough to ask for his Egyptian ID and passport- with the translations- and opened the account with his social security. It took a good 2 hours, but it got done.

How did anyone tackle this?

We're also trying to get a bill on his name and- what a hassle!

Chase is great! :) I added my husband to my account and did not have much problem it took less than 20 min. As long as the banker knows what he/she is doing it should be done in a reasonable time frame. The only extra thing needed is W-8 (or W-9) since they are green card holders. Also, I added him to my exisiting credit card so that way he can start building some credit:) I would say this was an easy process unlike obtaining his social security card at the Secretary of State office. They totaly f..ed everything up; he got a social card with the the right name however in THEIR systems it was wrong so whenevery employers tried to veryfiy him, it was unavailabe.! He would have a job already if not for the SS office; Nightmare!!!

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Chase is great! :) I added my husband to my account and did not have much problem it took less than 20 min. As long as the banker knows what he/she is doing it should be done in a reasonable time frame. The only extra thing needed is W-8 (or W-9) since they are green card holders. Also, I added him to my exisiting credit card so that way he can start building some credit:) I would say this was an easy process unlike obtaining his social security card at the Secretary of State office. They totaly f..ed everything up; he got a social card with the the right name however in THEIR systems it was wrong so whenevery employers tried to veryfiy him, it was unavailabe.! He would have a job already if not for the SS office; Nightmare!!!

For you was not as bad because he has a green card. We were k-1 visas, so they do not have green cards yet. But Chase made it happen with his passport, so it was all good!


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