Business Checking Account Opening Information
Thank you for choosing Chase. We have provided the following important information to help open your new account. We look forward to working with you.
Individuals that need to be present at account opening:
All General Partners must be present to open the account.
- If one of the General Partners is another business, an authorizing representative of that business must also be present.
- If you would like to add an authorized signer to your account, they must also be present.
Information required to open account:
- Personal Identification:
- Two forms of ID are required. One ID must be a Government Issued ID.
- Primary ID Examples:
- U.S. Citizens: State Issued Driver’s License, State Issued ID card, Passport, etc.
- Non-U.S. Citizens:
- Permanent Residents:
- Permanent Resident Alien Card (Green Card), State Issued Drivers licenses, State Issued ID card, Passport, etc.
- Non-Permanent Residents:
- Passport, Matricula, or U.S. Employment Authorization Card
- Permanent Residents:
- Secondary ID Examples:
- Credit Card/Debit Card with embossed name, Employer ID, Utility Bill, etc.
- Tax Identification Number:
- An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is required.
- Business Documentation
- General Partnerships:
- Written Partnership Agreement
- Joint Venture Agreement
- Personal Identification (only available in certain states)
- Website Validation – must be obtained free of charge
- Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, and Limited Liability Limited Partnerships
- Certified Partnership Agreement
- Website Validation – must be obtained free of charge.
- Active Status Verification - Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, and Limited Liability Limited Partnerships registered more than 1 year ago also require one of the following: Certificate of Good Standing, Status Report, OR Long Form or Short Form Standing
- Note: If your business is organized in another state, but operates in the state in which the account is opened, documentation is required to certify that the business is entitled to operate in the state in which the business address is located.
- Business Documentation from the state the business is organized in, and
- Foreign Partnership Registration or Certification from the state the account is being opened in.
- General Partnerships:
- Assumed Name Certificate – may be required if your business is operating with a DBA (doing business as). For example: Smith and Jones Paint Supplies DBA SJ Professional Painting.
- Not required in AK, AL, HI, KS, MS, NM, SC, TN, WI, and WY
- Note: Assumed Name Certificates may also be referred to as: Trade Name Certificate, Fictitious Business Name Statement, or DBA.
The following documentation may also be required:
- Supplemental Documentation listing the current General Partners (one of the following):
- Amendment to the Partnership Agreement or Joint Venture Agreement
- Meeting Minutes listing the current General Partners
- Annual Report or Statement of Information
All Owners/Limited Partners with 10% or more ownership:
- Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Liability Limited Partnerships and Limited Partnerships only:
- Full name as it appears on limited partners Government issued ID
- Legal Business Name– only used when an owner of the Partnership is another entity/trust.
- Residential Address – (Business address only required if owner is a business)
- Percentage of ownership
- Date of Birth
- Tax Identification Number (e.g. SSN, ITIN, FTIN)
- Country of Citizenship
- Non-U.S. Citizen without a Permanent Resident Alien Card (Green Card) only: provide identification information from either Passport or Matricula Consular Card (i.e., ID number, issuance, expiration date). The physical ID is not required to be shown for those individuals who do not need to be present.
Note: If applying for a Business Credit Card or Safe Deposit Box it is required to collect the above information for those owners with 25% or more ownership.
Additional information that will be requested at account opening:
- The business address
- Phone number
- Number of business locations
- Where products and services are sold
- Location of suppliers and vendors
- The nature of your business
- Annual sales
- Number of employees
- Types of transactions and volumes you expect to process through the new account
The following is needed if you would like to provide limited access to authorized employees (non-signers) to transact on behalf of your business using an employee card. Employee does not need to be present.
- Full name as it appears on the employee’s Government issued ID
- Employee’s residential address
- Employee’s date of birth
Your satisfaction is our number one priority. If you have any questions regarding this information or anything regarding your new account, please contact your local Chase Business Specialist. Thank you again for choosing Chase.