Can I get a checking account without a driver's license?
Answer: Banks and credit unions are required to verify your identity when you apply to open an account. If you don’t have a driver’s license, ask what other types of identification will be accepted.
The most common way to verify your identity is with a driver’s license. There are other ways banks and credit unions can verify your identity, so if you don’t have a driver’s license, ask the bank or credit union what types of identification it will accept. The rules leave some discretion to banks and credit unions on what forms of ID to accept.