After installing the Ellis: Mobile, Banking & Card application and creating an account, you will be prompted to select the product you would like to open.

If you haven't already signed up with Ellis, check out how to get your account up and running here!

To get started with Ellis Money, tap 'Start Application' under Money.

Please follow the steps below to get set up with Ellis Money!

  1. Enter your phone number.

    This should be the number that you are currently using to receive texts. It does not have to be a US phone number.

    You should receive a text with a 6-digit code to the phone number. Enter the code.

  2. Enter your date of birth, as shown on your passport.

    The U.S Government will require you to confirm your identity to create a U.S bank account and receive a debit card. Your date of birth must be entered in MM/DD/YYYY format.

  3. Enter the passport number of the passport you used to apply for your visa. You can opt to enter your Social Security Number instead if you already have one.

  4. Enter your nationality. This is the country that issued your passport.

  5. Enter your school name.

    If you are not a student, tap 'I am not a student'. You will be prompted to enter your U.S. residential address instead.

  6. Confirm that the information you entered is correct.

  7. Upload images of your passport and address verification documents.

    When taking a photo of your passport, we recommend that you use your phone camera and leave your image uncropped. Identifying information must be legible. Please do not upload PDF scans of your passport.

    Students upload a signed I-20 or DS-2019 form. Other users can verify their address with a copy of a lease agreement, utility bill, or pay stub.

    We will typically verify your bank account in less than 24 hours after submitting the necessary documents.

  8. Deposit money into your account and start spending with your virtual Ellis debit card instantly.

    To order your physical card to your U.S. address, tap 'Get Card'. For all the ways to deposit money into your Ellis account, click here.

If you haven't already registered for an Ellis Mobile account, learn how to do so here!

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