Free US bank account and card for Immigrants

#5 Product of the WeekMay 07, 2020
A bank account for immigrants which is pre-approved and ready to use before you arrive in the US. ZERO Fees - No overdraft fees. No NSFs. No Annual Fee. Ever. Get credit up to $5,000. No SSN Required. Deposits are FDIC insured up to $250K.
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Hi everyone, My name is Rohit and I’m the co-founder and CEO of Stilt. We are excited to bring you the most powerful bank account for immigrants and visa holders. You can get an account on B-1/B-2, F-1, H-1B, J-1, L-1, TN, O-1, DACA and many more visa types. We bring years of experience in helping immigrants with financial services to our next product. It has all the features to help you get settled financially when you move to the US. - Open an account in minutes. - No minimum account balance required. - Instant Virtual cards for online shopping. - Credit lines up to $5k. No SSN required. - No foreign transaction fees. - No WIRE transfer fee. - FDIC insured up to $250k. and a lot more.
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@rohitdotmittal Sounds like a great product!
@rohitdotmittal Great product! You are saying that "You can get an account on B-1/B-2 (...) and many more visa types." while in the website it says "B1/B2 and several other visas are not eligible." Can you clarify that?
@rohitdotmittal Congrats on the launch, looks very cool! Is it possible for an expat like me, who is a US citizen but lives elsewhere, to sign up for a Stilt account + card? For some reason I can't find a bank that'll open an account for me with a debit card because I don't have a residence in the US.
@rohitdotmittal I'm confused. The eligibility says "You need to be physically present in the U.S. during the application process."
@mrahmadawais Hi Ahmad, we also have a lending product and the link may be pointing to eligibility requirements of our unsecured loan product. We will get this fixed.
Virtual cards, No SSN, foreign transaction or wire transfer fee, being FDIC insured are all very attractive for all, including immigrants. Many Many congratulations Rohit, Priyank and team. All the very best to you all.
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@rohit_jain8 Thanks Rohit!
Congratulations Stilt team! As an immigrant, I know how hard first few months can be in a new country. Having access to a bank account will alleviate much of that stress. Wish you a lot of success!
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@gauravag Thanks Gaurav.
Congratulations on the launch @Stilt Team - wonderful features, excellent design and solves a huge exigent problem for immigrants! Kudos to you all.
@stilt @vidurbhatnagar Thanks Vidur! Appreciate the comment.
I like it. It's getting harder and harder to open bank accounts when you travel compared to ten years ago. Transferwise was a life saver. Glad to see others tackling the market