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Get a fully-functional US Bank Account and SIM Card at no cost!

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Forget the word 'hassle'. Get these exclusive features in 5 minutes!

Ellis Bank Account

- Student receive a virtual Visa debit card before they arrive in the US.

- US bank account with zero monthly or annual fees.

- An international Visa debit card with zero foreign transaction fees.

- Zero international wire transfer fees.

Ellis SIM Card

- US-based phone number with ultra-fast 5G and unlimited calls.

- Start paying when the SIM card is activated and pause anytime.

- Only pay for data you use.

- Simple, transparent pricing. No contracts. No surprise fees.

An exceptionally unique solution just for you!

Step 1: Get Started

Click on the above ‘Get Yours Now’ button to Get Started!

Step 2: Submit Your Details

Fill in the necessary details required in the form provided by Ellis.

Step 3: Download Ellis App

After signing up, you will be prompted to download the one-for-all Ellis mobile app.

Step 4: All set

Voila! You can now get started with your US bank account and US SIM Card.

Step 5: Submit Documents

Upload a copy of your Passport and I-20  in the Ellis app.

Step 6: Start Packing

Prepare for a life-changing journey! This is where your dreams take off, and so do you!

If you need an US Bank Account & SIM Card, we strongly urge you to fill the form below!

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Who can avail these services?

These service is exclusively available for students who are going to the US.

Are there really no fees?

Unlike regular banks we don’t believe in charging you tons of unnecessary fees. We have no fees to sign up, no monthly or service fees, no minimum balance fees, and no domestic transaction fees, and free international wire transfers. We do charge one fee ($2.50) when you get cash from an out-of-network ATM that is not part of Ellis’ fee-free network of 60,000+ ATMs.

Which countries can I receive money from?

We currently support free international wire transfers from:

Åland Islands, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Romania, Saint Martin, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam.

Reach out to our team at if you don’t see your country on this list.

How long does it take to create an account?

Signing up usually takes under 5 minutes – and you can do it completely online.

Once your account is opened you’ll be able to use your virtual Ellis Visa Card for online purchases almost immediately. No need to wait for your physical card to start spending. It typically takes a week or two for the physical card to arrive.

What documents do I need to get a US Bank Account and SIM Card?

The following documents are required for availing these services
• Scanned copy of I-20
• Scanned copy of Indian Passport
The application is optimized to be completed on the mobile to enable selfie and facial matching (if required).

Does Ellis have ATMs?

Ellis partners with a few ATM operators and network providers to get members access to 60,000+ fee-free in-network ATMs. Thats more ATMs than Chase (16,000 ATMs), Bank of America (17,000 ATMs), and Citibank (2,300 ATMs) combined!

To find a fee-free ATM near you, download the Ellis mobile app for our ATM map or search our ATM network here.

What kind information do you ask for?

During sign up we’ll ask for things like your phone number, birthdate, residential address, and Social Security Number. If you are a recent international student and don’t have an SSN, no worries! You can use your passport and I-20 form to create an account from your phone.

Mobile Recharge Plans

Plan 1: 6GB Data = $35/mo + local taxes & fees

Plan 2: 10GB Data = $45/mo + local taxes & fees

Plan 3: Unlimited Data = $50/mo + local taxes & fees

Common Features:

– Unlimited talk & text
– Global coverage in 140+ countries
– Uses 5G or 4G LTE, whichever is strongest

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