International Students

PNC offers services, accounts, and money-management tools that help make banking easy.

Open a
US Bank Account

International students must visit a branch in person to apply for an account.

Student-Friendly Tools

Virtual Wallet® Student gives you the resources you need to help you keep track of your money.

Key Features

In-language Websites

Learn about banking with PNC in Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Korean and more.

Interpretation Services

Call 888-PNC-Bank and ask to speak to an interpreter in one of over 170 languages.

Wire Transfers

With a PNC Bank account you’ll receive one free incoming wire transfer per month.

How to Open a US Bank Account

Why you need a bank account

While in the United States, you will need to manage your finances, and a bank checking account helps you do that. So, you should open one as soon as you arrive. A checking account in the U.S. enables you to have a place where you can deposit money that you receive - like financial aid awards, and money from home - which may be paid to you by check or deposited directly into your checking account. It also enables you to spend money by writing checks, using a check card, or going online to pay bills or to make purchases. A checking account will  provide you with an accurate, monthly record of your finances - what was deposited and what was spent or withdrawn. Plus, it is safer than carrying cash and more efficient than purchasing money orders.

International students must visit a bank in person to apply for an account.

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PNC Bank requires students to have two forms of identification:

  • A valid passport as primary identification
  • A valid student ID from your university

Resources for Getting Started

Welcome International Students

Overview of Banking in the US

Account Benefits
Additional Information

Important Legal Disclosures and Information

  1. PNC does not charge a fee for Mobile Banking. However, third party message and data rates may apply. These include fees your wireless carrier may charge you for data usage and text messaging services. Check with your wireless carrier for details regarding your specific wireless plan and any data usage or text messaging charges that may apply. Also, a supported mobile device is needed to use the Mobile Banking App. Mobile Deposit is a feature of PNC Mobile Banking. Use of the Mobile Deposit feature requires a supported camera-equipped device and you must download a PNC mobile banking app. Eligible PNC Bank account and PNC Bank Online Banking required. Certain other restrictions apply. See the mobile banking terms and conditions in the PNC Online Banking Service Agreement.

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