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Interested in opening a Personal Checking, Savings, Certificate, or IRA account? Get started now with one of our three convenient options. 

Be prepared with the documentation you need to apply.

Call Now

Let us answer your questions over the phone and we can handle the required paperwork by mail or fax. 

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Chat

Click Chat Now and get real-time responses and guidance. Then we can handle the required paperwork by mail or fax. 

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Visit a Branch

Bring us the required paperwork or let us help you fill it in and we can open your account on the spot! 

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Request Online

If you are already a member and use online banking, you can submit a request in online banking.
Online Banking Steps:

  • Sign in to online banking (from the esl.org home page).
  • Click I’d Like To…
  • Select Request a New Share Account.
  • Fill out the request online securely and click Submit.

Sign in to Online Banking

Information and Documentation

Current members

Just let an ESL representative know what additional accounts you are interested in opening and provide the minimum opening amount in cash, transfer from another ESL account, or with a check.

New members

  • Complete and sign the Membership Application Form.
  • Provide a copy of a valid and current form(s) of identification (see table below):
    • One Primary form of ID from List A, OR
    • One Secondary form of ID from List B AND one Secondary form of ID from List C
  • Non-Resident Alien must provide all of the following:
    • Unexpired Passport from Country of Origin (cannot be from an OFAC blocked country)
    • One form of ID from either List B or List C (see table below)
    • Proof of U.S. physical address
List A: Primary form of ID*
List A: Primary form of ID*
Driver’s License
U.S. Government Issued Picture ID
State Issued Non-Driver’s License ID
U.S. Passport
Picture Benefits Card
Pistol Permit
Lists B & C: Secondary forms of ID*
List B: Secondary form of ID List C: Secondary form of ID*
Work Picture ID (with Employer’s name) Credit Card (in your name)
School Picture ID (current school year only) Social Security Card
  Health Insurance Card
  Utility Bill (in your name and dated within the last 2 months)

*Please contact us if the address on your ID is not your current address, is a P.O. Box or an address isn’t listed. Further information will be needed to process your membership request.