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I don't know of any bank which will open an account for someone without a social security number. I suspect this is due to the reporting requirements to the IRS, but I'm not sure.

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But I thought foreign nationals open bank accounts all the time in Miami. He does not yet have a visa so traveling to Miami is out of the question. This is just so confusing and I have absolutely no idea where to get information.

Thank you,
PR
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