How did you guys get your first credit card from a US Bank after first moving from another country?
Did the same with the secured credit card and it worked fine. After a few months of paying the balance on time, several banks will send you credit card offers mailed home so you can build up credit faster. Watch out for the number of hard inquiries you make though as they affect the total score - try to use Credit Karma for detailed guidance.Ok so the first card you normally get from a US bank is a debit card, which you will only be able to use if you have money in your account. If you'd also like to get a credit card because you want to start building credit, then you can ask the same bank and they will probably issue you a "secured credit card". You'll have a low limit(normally $500) and an annual fee.
Please contact me so I can give you more details about a,new cardsYeah this could be a pain. Had to deal with this too when i moved to the states and took something like 6 months of being a good bank customer before getting a normal card. It takes some financial management like the people above said before you get it so have some patience.
Think there are companies popping up now saying they give credit cards without ssn or credit score ( saw something called creditstacks saying that) so maybe that's worth a try but otherwise it's just paying your bills on time and waiting.