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12 steps to open a company and business bank account in USA

Updated: Apr 13, 2019

  1. Obtain a VALID identification from the owner of the company (example: passport) Note: no american visa is required

  2. Obtain a physical address in the USA (can be from a relative or a friend)

  3. Choose a name for your company (it can be your first and last name or a fictitious name)

  4. Verify if the name is available with the state of Florida at

  5. Choose what type of company you want to open (LLC, S-Corp., C-Corp, LLP, etc.) Note: the most common type of company is a Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  6. Prepare and register articles of organization with the state of Florida

  7. Obtain approval of the articles of organization from the State of Florida. Note: approval takes approximately 10 business days

  8. Obtain federal tax identification number (EIN) from the US federal tax office (

  9. Open a bank account in a bank in the USA

  10. Determine if the purpose of the bank account is for commercial or personal use. Note: Check with a CPA to determine the proper use

  11. Sign documents electronically

  12. Obtain a copy of the following documents: articles of organization, federal tax identification number (EIN) and bank account proof

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