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Can an american open a bank account with a tourist visa if they have proof of address ??
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Proof of address where? A few years ago when I opened a bank account in Mexico, I had to show proof that I had a residence visa. A tourist card would not have done the trick.
 

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Tour the banks. I believe that there is at least one who will open an account for you.
 

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Any idea of which bank or banks that could be?
Not a single idea. I have heard Banamex and BBVA, but somehow it depends on the branch. Normally, it requires a Temp or Perm, but some people have gotten them with a Visitante. That's why I said to tour the banks.
 

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Thanks for your replies .....my husband and I are going to be renting a condo in Puerto Vallarta for a year to get a good rate but will come and go so it would be nice to have a local account. I know we can't stay longer than six months but can leave for a few days and come back for another six months. Is that correct ? How many times can you do that ?
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You may soon get an answer from post #6 from a member living in a windy city.........

You used to be able to start the process to open an account at the citi international dept. for a Banamex account.
 

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Can an american open a bank account with a tourist visa if they have proof of address ??
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Things are constantly changing in Mexico and individual local branches have been known to interpret things differently at times.


Banamex Basic Account - Requirements (English)

https://www.banamex.com/en/personas/cuentas/tarjetas_debito/cuenta_base.htm

BBVA Bancomer did not list separate requirements foreigners. My local branch wanted to see my Resident card but did not enter any information from it - only my passport.

Bancomer Requirements for basic account (Use Google Translate)
Libretón - BBVA Bancomer
 

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If you increase your daily ATM limit with your US bank, why not just use that method for cash. We lived happily in Mexico for 13 years without a Mexican bank account. They do not behave like US banks and are often a hassle.
 

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We lived happily in Mexico for 13 years without a Mexican bank account. They do not behave like US banks and are often a hassle.
I believe that you are missing some personal experience here.
 

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Keeping a lot of pesos over the last six months would have been a real bad idea
If I could have read the future, I would have waited until today. Unless, of course, the peso will drop even more in the future. Aside from that, I use pesos everyday and bought them when I needed them.
 

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Wish we could have polls on this board........
My guess is the Peso will top out at 17 x $1..........Hit 16 x 1 today....
I'm afraid to guess. A few weeks ago, I said that the peso would never hit 15.60. Oops, my bad!
 
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