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How do you apply for a U.S. Bank checking account?

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You can apply for a U.S. Bank checking account by completing an online application, contacting a U.S. Bank representative by phone or visiting a local U.S. Bank branch. Search branch locations on the U.S. Bank website.

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On its website, U.S. Bank features six checking account options; online application is available for any of these. The bank's website allows you to compare checking accounts with a comparison chart before submitting an application. You may also answer a set of questions to receive a personalized recommendation for a particular checking account. Considerations included in the recommendation questionnaire include what checking account features you consider most important, your age, your interest in credit cards or consumer loans, and your student status.

Certain qualifications must be met before you can submit an online application, states U.S. Bank. You must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the United States. You must also have a valid Social Security Number; a valid form of identification, such as a driver's license; a state identification card; or a military identification card. You must submit information regarding your residential history, housing costs, income and employment status for the online application. You can also select to apply for a joint account. Personal information regarding the joint application is required for application submission.

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