Can a non USA citizen open USA bank account ?

On December 20, 2013, Posted by , In AMAZON, By ,,, , With 1 Comment

Question by Ivaylo Krastev: Can a non USA USA ?
Hey do you know of a way to open a USA bank account when I’m not USA citizen. I need to register it for the Amazon affiliate program as a payment method and they require US bank account.

I’m from Bulgaria.

Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by Champion
It is my belief that that decision is left to the banks themselves. Contact the bank you wish to open an account with.

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One Comment so far:

  1. makes_us_smile says:

    I’m an Amazon affiliate also. I would opt for a payment by check sent directly to your home.

    You might be able to open an account over seas with an affiliated US bank. But if you earn enough money you’ll be subject to IRS tax rules.

    Most people DON’T earn much from Amazon. Go to the Amazon blog and get to know the people.

    The UK blog :

    https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/gp/associates/network/boards/main.html?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_t=501&ref_=amb_link_83440073_1&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=&pf_rd_s=assoc-right-1&pf_rd_r=&pf_rd_i=assoc_join_menu

    The US blog:

    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/boards/main.html?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_t=501&ref_=amb_link_84018271_2&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=&pf_rd_s=assoc-right-1&pf_rd_r=&pf_rd_i=assoc_join_menu

    Here are the requirements taken directly from the operating agreement in the UK.

    (a) Payment by Direct Deposit. If you select payment by direct deposit, we will directly deposit the advertising fees you earn into the bank account you designate, but may accrue and withhold advertising fees until the total amount due to you for Qualifying Purchases occurring on the Amazon UK Site is at least £25 or €25 for Qualifying Purchases occurring on each of the Amazon DE Site, the Amazon FR Site, the Amazon IT Site or the Amazon ES Site. If you select this method of payment, you must provide us with the name of your bank, the bank account type, the sort code, the account number or SWIFT IBAN details, and the name of the primary account holder as it appears on the account. This payment method is only available for bank accounts located in certain countries.

    (b) Payment by Cheque. If you select payment by cheque, we will send you a cheque in the amount of the advertising fees you earn, but we may accrue and withhold advertising fees until the total amount due to you for Qualifying Purchases occurring on the Amazon UK Site is at least £50 or €50 for Qualifying Purchases occurring on each of the Amazon DE Site, the Amazon FR Site, the Amazon IT Site or the Amazon ES Site.

    (c) Payment by Amazon Gift Certificate. If you select payment by Amazon gift certificate, we will send you a gift certificate in the amount of the advertising fees you earn, redeemable on the Amazon Site from which you earned the applicable advertising fees, but we may accrue and withhold advertising fees until the total amount due to you for Qualifying Purchases occurring on the Amazon UK Site is at least £25 or €25 for Qualifying Purchases occurring on each of the Amazon DE Site, the Amazon FR Site, the Amazon IT Site or the Amazon ES Site. All Amazon gift certificates will be subject to our then-current standard gift certificate terms and condition