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#222199 - 07/30/04 11:15 PM Question about Visa and Account Opening?

Individual opened a checking account. She provided an unexpired Non-US Citizen Driver License and Visa (does not expire until 2013). She signed the w-9 on the signature card and the first two boxes are checked (taxpayer id number box and not subject to backup withholding box). On the TIN line on the w-9 an 8 digit number from the bottom of the Visa is recorded.

In trying to determine if handled properly:
1-Should the w-9 have been completed?
2-Should a W-8BEN have been completed instead of w-9?
3-Should the passport number have been recorded anywhere?


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#222200 - 08/03/04 12:30 AM Re: Question about Visa and Account Opening?
Banker Boy Offline
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It could be that she has passed the "substantial presence test" even though she is not a US citizen or green card holder. It is really up to her to decide which form she needs to complete.

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