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account will  provide you with an accurate, monthly record of your finances - what was deposited and what was spent or withdrawn.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

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Bank deposit products and services provided by PNC Bank, National Association. Member FDIC