For international students

Simplify your move to America

The first complete solution made for international students. Apply for a US bank account, get a phone number, build credit history, manage immigration paperwork, and file US taxes – in one place.
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Ellis is a financial technology company and is not a bank. Banking services provided by Blue Ridge Bank N.A.; Member FDIC.
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Finally, one place to manage it all

Everything you need to start and live your life in the US – all in one place. We give you the power to do more from Day 1 so you can focus on better things.

MONEY

Get the US bank account made for You

Apply for a U.S. Bank Account even before you set foot in America. It’s safer than carrying cash.
No monthly fees, ever
Free international wire transfers
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CARD

Start building credit history immediately

Easily spend money from your bank account. Start building positive credit history while keeping your spending safe.
International card with no foreign transaction fees
No fees or interest
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MOBILE

Get a US phone number with ultra-fast 5G

Find the perfect phone plan for your data needs. All plans include unlimited talk and text with super fast coverage.
Pause anytime you want
Only pay for data you use
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FORMS

Automate boring government paperwork

Apply for your Social Security Card, student visa, and work authorization by filling out a simple form. Let us take care of the boring stuff.
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TAX

File your US tax returns

Maximize your tax refund and claim every dollar you are owed by the US government. We will help you find every tax treaty benefit with your background.
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Meet our happy international students

Here's why international students across the US are choosing Ellis.

A happy international student

James Miller 🇰🇷

New york university '21

Ellis has made being an international student super easy. They really understand what it's like and provides an all in one solution for my specific needs.

A happy international student

Dalia Holmes 🇨🇳

Columbia University '22

Mother of 2, DJ, creative marketer, music and art lover. Operating at the junction of data science and intuition to develop marketing campaigns that bring results.

A happy international student

Ha Chang 🇮🇳

northeastern university '24

Serial entrepreneur, vegan, cat mom, always looking for the next gret podcast. Operating at the sweet spot between art and science to delight customers.

Meet our happy international students

Here's why international students across the U.S. are choosing Ellis.

James Miller 🇰🇷

New york university '21

Ellis has made being an international student super easy. They really understand what it's like and provides an all in one solution for my specific needs.

Dalia Holmes 🇨🇳

Columbia University '22

Mother of 2, DJ, creative marketer, music and art lover. Operating at the junction of data science and intuition to develop marketing campaigns that bring results.

Ha Chang 🇮🇳

northeastern university '24

Serial entrepreneur, vegan, cat mom, always looking for the next gret podcast. Operating at the sweet spot between art and science to delight customers.

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The complete solution designed for international students, by international students.
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Ellis is a financial technology company and is not a bank. Banking services provided by Blue Ridge Bank N.A.; Member FDIC.