How can I open Vanguard's account if I don't live in the US and non-US resident.

Vanguard's ETF is not an option as it involves other factors such as currency exchange, people perception.

If I go to an US vacation , I would be able to open a bank account and have an address, two things that Vanguard needs to open up an account. Would this satisfy the requirement.

Has non US resident + non US citizen done it before?

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To the best of my knowledge, Vanguard do not allow non-residents opening accounts with them. You can buy their ETFs/funds through a broker on a open market, but not directly through them.

  • Thanks for your answer. I want to open an account and think of the most effective way to do so. Move to america to study etc, that would tick all the boxes? And then I can keep the account, right? Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 23:18
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    @Code_So1dier no, once you stop being US resident they will ask you to move to their non-resident operation, as it says in the link. You'll go to study in the US just to open an account with Vanguard? That's a bit extreme. There are other brokerage providers in the world, some may even be in your own home country.
    – littleadv
    Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 2:14

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