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- Location: Clermont, Florida
Thanks for the great suggestions, I will explore them. I know I can still utilize my canadian credit cards and whatnot, however I would like to build some credit history in the US as well - be as efficient as possible in my time here.
I am here for an initial period of 3 years, and will be receiving my SSN next week. The visa I am on is considered a premium type (L1-A) this facilitates for a green card application without having to go through labor board certification.
Having said all of this, I've been to a few banks here already to inquire about obtaining a secure card, and seem to be getting some mixed messages. BofA said they can only open accounts for US Citizens, I questioned that a little bit considering I doubt I am the first resident alien to ask for a bank account - they referred me to the Patriot Act.
Looks like I have my work cut out for me, I need to open a bank account for my US payroll deposits. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.