How to invest in the US without a Green Card

Many people think they need a Green Card in order to become US investors. However, the truth is that you don’t actually need much to start investing in the United States.

Becoming a US investor is a lot easier than you might think. With Passfolio Securities, you can invest in companies like Amazon, Netflix, and Apple on your terms and without having to open a US bank account or have a Green Card. We make investing in US assets accessible¹ and even accept local deposit methods such as TEDs.


How to start investing in the US  

To start investing in the US market with Passfolio Securities, click here to sign up.

To create a Passfolio account, you just need to be at least 18 years old and submit some basic information. After submitting your information, your application will typically be reviewed and you should receive a response  within one business day.

If any additional required information is  pending, we'll get in touch by email. Once your account is approved, you should be able to fund your account with your local currency - as a global app, we support the following transfer methods: USD paper checks, Wire Transfers, TransferWise, Revolut, ACH, TEDs, SWIFT, SafetyPay, and SEPA. However, the transfer methods available to you will vary according to your location.


Passfolio Securities is commission-free

Passfolio Securities charges no commission fees². We make money from other sources such as interest on your uninvested cash and payment for order flow (we’ve gone into detail about this in another blog post).

For TED deposits and withdrawals we charge a 1.2% currency conversion fee + 0.38% IOF.  An additional R$2.00 is charged for TED withdrawals.

Securities less than $5 cost $0.02/share. You can find information on other charges here.


Get started and become a US investor today

Sign up to Passfolio today! Investing in the US is only a download away. 

If you're new to the US Stock Market, don't worry. We've created a comprehensive guide with just about everything you need to know to get started. Visit the guide here

We also prepared a “How it works” page with key information you should know about Passfolio! If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us at 


¹ Please see our fractional shares disclosure.

² Securities less than $5 cost $0.02/share. Please see our disclosures on other charges.

Please read important legal disclosures that apply to your relationship with Passfolio.

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