Once you arrive in Houston, one of the first things you’ll want to do is open a bank account.

Checking accounts allow you to deposit and withdraw money often and are a great way to pay your monthly bills.  When you open a checking account, it usually comes with checks and a bank card, which can be used as your Debit/ATM card to make purchases.

Savings accounts are for long term deposits and can earn interest.  Money in these accounts is not for immediate use.

You will need to take several documents when you go to the bank to open an account.  Check with the specific bank about what they need, but in general, you will need:

  • Passport
  • Enrollment Verification Letter from BEI
  • Form I-20
  • Proof of Residency in the US (lease agreement, electric bill, etc.)

When you visit the bank, be sure to ask all the questions that are important to you, such as:

What fees does the bank charge?

What is the interest rate of the bank account?

What do I need to show in order to open an account?

Are other services included when I open the account?

Banks near Bilingual Education Institute:

Bank of America
5348 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

Chase Bank
5884 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057

Wells Fargo Bank
5219 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77056

Contact Information

Phone: (713) 789-4555


Address: 6060 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057

Working Hours:Mon-Fri 8 AM - 9 PM & Sat 9 AM - 12 PM

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