As a US citizen and employee of a US company, my bank accounts are in the US even though I spend very little time (2-3 weeks per year) physically in the US. I'm about to get married to a Guatemalan. We will not (for now) be living in the US. Is it possible to have a joint US bank account even though she's not a US citizen?
My primary concern is issuing a debit card in her name, so that she can make purchases without me physically present.
I did contact my primary financial institution, a credit union serving the city where I used to live, and they told me:
We are only able to open accounts for US citizens or US resident.
Which doesn't directly answer my question, since I'm only wanting to add her to my existing account--but I take that to mean that probably isn't possible, either. I just don't know if this is an institution policy, or law.
If it matters, she has dual-citizenship with Guatemala and Spain.