Support for expatriots

Support for expatriates

Explore Schwab's services for U.S. expatriates.

We understand that as an American living outside the U.S., there are some difficult challenges. That's why we aim to make the financial transition as smooth as possible. We can help you invest in U.S. markets while living abroad, access U.S. dollar–based accounts, and provide reporting for U.S. tax filing.

U.S.-Based Professional Support

The U.S.-based professionals can help guide you through the account opening process and answer your questions. As a Schwab client, you will have access to:

  • An international wire team to facilitate currency exchanges and money movement.
  • Online workshops showcasing Schwab's platforms, market insights, and trading education.
  • U.S.-based client support and specialists to discuss specific investing or trading needs through a toll-free phone service.
U.S.-Based Professional Support

Account Features for U.S. Expatriates

As a U.S. citizen living abroad, enjoy a number of advantages with Schwab, including:

  • Convenient access to your money through U.S. dollar–denominated checks, debit cards, and the Schwab MoneyLink® Electronic Funds Transfer Service.
  • Competitive rates of exchange when transitioning from the U.S. dollar to another major currency, and vice versa.
  • Simplified U.S. tax reporting due to all accounts being U.S.-domiciled dollar accounts. 
  • Clear online reporting and a 1099 form to help IRS filing.
  • A Schwab Visa® debit card that can be used at any ATM in the world, and Schwab will refund the fees.
Account Features for U.S. Expatriates

Access Schwab Trading Platforms

As a Schwab client, you have access to market insights and online tools including:

  • The ability to stay connected to the markets and trade via the Schwab website using your computer, tablet, and mobile device.
  • Access to thinkorswim® trading platforms that offer powerful features and real-time insights designed to fit any trading style and skill level.

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    Outside the U.S.

    International toll-free numbers

    In the U.S.

    24x6 Customer Service
    1:00 a.m. Monday to 1:00 a.m. Saturday (U.S. EST)

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  • Mailing address

    Send applications, deposits, and other materials to:

    Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
    Attn: International Operations
    1945 Northwestern Drive
    El Paso, TX 79912-1108, USA