I am a US citizen and my legal residence is in France. Can I open an account with a US online brokerage firm such as e-trade, etc,?

Asked by: David Campbell

Can I open an Etrade account if I live outside the US?

So you’re out of luck there. Over at TD Ameritrade, investors do not need to be a U.S. citizen to open an account. With that said, the stipulations and requirements vary dramatically based on the country the resident lives in and the potential customers’ nationality, the company says.

Can I use Etrade in Europe?

E-Trade operates a brokerage business in Sweden, Britain, Denmark and Germany.

Can I open a brokerage account as a foreigner?

Yes, a foreigner can open a U.S. trading account through a US-based online stock broker, but it would require additional documentation to comply with U.S. regulations. Some of the extra paperwork include proof of identity, tax documents, and sometimes, visa information.

Can I open a Fidelity brokerage account from abroad?

Can I establish a relationship with Fidelity? A. No. Unfortunately, we do not open accounts for any new customers residing outside the United States.

Can a Canadian citizen open a brokerage account in the US?

Can Non-US Citizens open bank or brokerage accounts? Yes, they can. Even if they don’t live in the US. They can do it from home.