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Can I get a checking account without a driver's license?

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.