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ICBC (USA) NRA Account Opening Witnessed by ICBC China Branches

☆ Product Brief
The account opening service of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (USA) NA (THE BANK or ICBC (USA)) for Non-Resident Alien (NRA) Accounts witnessed by ICBC China Branches is to provide convenience to you who will soon move to the U.S. Through this service, you can establish an account relationship with THE BANK, apply for debit card and check book that are associated with this account, access to cyber banking and wire transfer service even before you arrive at U.S. Upon your arrival at U.S., you can obtain the debit card and check book through coming to branches of THE BANK in person with valid identification required by THE BANK.

☆ Great Benefits
• Funds arrangement before arriving at U.S. Through this service, you can arrange your funds before arriving at U.S. and avoid taking large sums of cash in travel which might cause inconvenience and risks.
• Account monitored with cyber banking and bank statements. Before you leave for U.S., you can monitor your bank account and check balance through logging into the cyber banking. You will also receive bank statements every month.
• Language barrier free service. You can be provided services in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese at any branch of THE BANK.

☆ Account Opening Procedure
1. You can visit the designated ICBC China branches in-person with valid identification (PRC Resident ID Card and Passport with valid visa) and fill out all the required forms.
2. ICBC China branches submit all the forms and identification documents to THE BANK.
3. THE BANK reviews your account opening application and decides whether the account can be opened or not. If the account is opened successfully, THE BANK will mail you the Account Opening Confirmation. After you receive the confirmation, you can make wire transfer to this account.
4. If you apply for cyber banking service, THE BANK will mail the PIN which you need to log into cyber banking to the ICBC China branch where you applied for this account. You can pick up the PIN with valid identification upon notice.
5. After arriving at U.S., you can pick up the debit card and check book from THE BANK branch.

☆ FAQs
1. Can I apply for this service?
The service is only applicable to individual domestic residents obtaining foreign (overseas) long-term visa pass (valid for more than three months) and for the purposes of overseas study, dispatching, laboring or other long-term overseas residence purposes.
2. How can I start to use online banking?
If you apply to use online banking of THE BANK, you need to check "Yes" on the item of "Application for Internet Banking" when you fill out the "Foreign Personal Account Opening Form". Once your account is opened successfully, the ID number needed to login online banking will be mailed to you along with the account opening confirmation. The PIN number needed to login online banking will be mailed in a password envelop to the Chinese Branch where you submitted the application and you will be notified by the Chinese Branch when it arrives. With passport, you can get the password envelop from the Chinese Branch in person. Once you get both the ID number and PIN number, you can start to use online banking.
3. When can I make wire transfer into the bank account?
Once the account is opened successfully, you can transfer money into the account, and get access to the account balance and other information via online banking. THE BANK recommends that you make wire transfer into the account within 60 days after it is successfully opened, otherwise THE BANK needs to be informed with reason of not doing so and retains the right to close the account.

☆ Contact Information for this service
For Chinese domestic branches, please consult designated service outlet or call 95588 mobile banking. For overseas business, please contact ICBC (USA) branches handling account opening witness, or search the contact information at the official website of ICBC (USA) (www.icbc-us.com). You may also email us at info@us.icbc.com.cn for any questions.

☆ Cross-Border Remittance
Please provide the following information for RMB or USD Remittance:

SWIFT format

Information provided by remitter

Intermediary Bank 56:

Bank Name

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China New York Branch







Beneficiary Bank 57:

Bank Name

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China USA N.A.

SWIFT code


Beneficiary 59:

account No.

Beneficiary account No.


Beneficiary's full name

Beneficiary address

Detailed beneficiary address

☆ Contact Information of all ICBC (USA) branches

New York Region

Contact Information

Canal Street Main Branch
G/F, 202 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013, USA

Tel: (212) 238-8208
Fax: (212) 219-3378

Brooklyn Branch
5714 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA

Tel: (718) 210-0508
Fax: (718) 492-4201

Flushing Branch
39-02 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11354, USA

Tel: (347) 905-9772
Fax: (718) 886-3912

Southern California Region

Contact Information

Alhambra Branch
388 East Valley Boulevard, Suite 118
Alhambra, CA 91801, USA

Tel: (626) 300-8888
Fax: (626) 284-8697

Hacienda Heights Branch
17180 Colima Road,
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745, USA

Tel: (626) 965-3938
Fax: (626) 965-5947

San Gabriel Branch
168 West Valley Boulevard,
San Gabriel, CA 91776, USA

Tel: (626) 656-0880

Temple City Branch
5773 Rosemead Boulevard,
Temple City, CA 91780, USA

Tel: (626) 656-8888
Fax: (626) 656-8889

Torrance Branch
23133 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90505, USA

Tel: (310) 802-7388
Fax: (310) 802-7399

Northern California Region

Contact Information

San Francisco Chinatown Branch
1001 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Tel: (415) 352 6900
Fax: (415) 576 1260

Clement Branch
622 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Tel: (415) 668-8877
Fax: (415) 668-9972

Noriega Branch
1250 Noriega Street
San Francisco, CA 94122, USA

Tel: (415) 665-8877
Fax: (415) 665-6962

Oakland Branch
401 9th Street, Oakland, CA 94607, USA

Tel: (510) 208-2140
Fax: (510) 208-3785

South San Francisco Branch
235 Grand Avenue, Suite No. 101
South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA

Tel: (650) 872-9700
Fax: (650) 872-9707

Washington Region

Contact Information

Seattle Business Center
701 Pike Street, Suite 2150, Seattle, WA 98101

Tel: (206) 876-8000

Texas Region

Contact Information

Houston Business Center
2800 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 5105, Houston, TX 77056

Tel: (281) 763-7228

The above is for reference only. Details refer to the rules drawn up by local ICBC branch. To save your time, please call your local ICBC before applying for the service.

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