Question: Can an Arizona limited liability company be formed and owned by non-United States citizens who do not reside in Arizona or the United States?
Answer: Yes. Arizona limited liability company law does not require that any owner of an Arizona LLC be a U.S. citizen or a resident of the United States. I have formed many Arizona LLCs for people who live outside the U.S. and who are not U.S. citizens.
LLC’s Need a Federal Employer Tax ID Number: It is also possible for an LLC owned only by non-U.S. citizens to get a federal employer identification number from the Internal Revenue Service. An LLC needs an EIN to open a bank account in the United States and to put on federal income tax returns and forms.
U.S. Bank Account: As for opening a bank account in the U.S., it is best if at least one owner or the manager is in the U.S. to open the account in person in the United States. U.S. bank laws require that the bank know and verify who is it dong banking business with. If that is not possible, I recommend that LLCs owned solely by non-U.S. citizens coordinate opening an account in the U.S. with the branch office of a bank in their county of residence that has one or more bank branches in the U.S.