Adding your new spouse to your existing bank account is often easier than opening a new checking account together. The most difficult part may be finding time to go into your local bank branch together.
Call your bank or log on to its website to find out the requirements to add another person to your bank account. Gather any documentation the bank may require, such as a marriage certificate or proof of residence.
Visit the bank with your documentation ready. Fill out any paperwork the bank may require to add your spouse to your account.
Order a debit card for your spouse as well as new checks with your spouse's name on the printed information for both of you.
Items you will need
- Drivers license or another form of photo ID
- Social Security card
- Marriage certificate
- If you have limited time, make an appointment with a bank official.
- Though the information on how to add your spouse to your bank account may be found online, it is usually not possible to add your spouse to the account online. Most banks will require you to go to the local branch so they can make copies of the required documentation.
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