I have a lot of question, which I have googled but did not really found a good answer that fit with my situation.
So I have moved to the US as a student. I (think)have a high score credit back in my country. I also have a SSN already because I work as a TA. However, I continue using my credit card from my country here because for the past two years, I only focus on my study and did not think much about the credit score in the US tho I always pay my rent on time. Now I am on my OPT and need to rent my own apartment and probably a car. I start to check out my credit score but any website they say I can use to check my score do not accept my information.
... Here the questions
Should I skip my curiosity of this credit score thing and just apply for an apartment ? See how it goes. I have money to pay for sure but, seems like some landlords might trust this score more than how much money I have.
If NO to the first question, where exactly should I contact to check my score as international student who has her score in her homeland country?
- I have a bank account at Chase. Should I go and apply for a credit card at that bank?
Any tips + advices are appreciated. Thank you.