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Account Opening Information

Below is the list of documents required to open your Shell FCU Business account.

Sole Proprietorship

  • Assumed Name Certificate (DBA)
  • Official EIN Document (Only required if the owner is not using their social security number)

General Partnership

  • Assumed Name Certificate (DBA)
  • Official EIN Document
  • Partnership Agreement

Limited Liability Company

  • Filed Certificate of Formation (also known as the Articles of Organization from the Texas Secretary of State)
  • Operating Agreement
  • Official EIN Document
  • Assumed Name Certificate (if applicable)

Limited Partnership and Limited Liability Partnership

  • Filed Certificate of Formation Limited Partnership (Only for LP)
  • Registration of Limited Liability Partnership (Only for LLP)
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Official EIN Document
  • Assumed Name Certificate (if applicable)

Corporation/Non-Profit Corporation

  • Certified Articles of Incorporation (also known as Certificate of Formation from Texas Secretary of State)
  • Corporate Resolution or Meeting Minutes reflecting authorized signers must be signed by the Secretary
  • Official EIN Document
  • Assumed Name Certificate (if applicable)

Organization/Club

  • Meeting Minutes reflecting Authorized Signers; must be signed by the Secretary
  • Organization Charter or By Laws
  • Official EIN Document

Personal Identification

Authorized Signers are required to provide two forms of identification if not a current member of Shell Federal Credit Union.

Primary Identification:

• Valid State Issued Driver's License • Valid State Identification Card • Valid Military ID Card • Valid US Passport • U.S Resident Alien Card • Texas Handgun License

Secondary Identification

• Mexican Matricula Card • Social Security Card • Voter Registraion • Valid Student ID • Utility Bill (Current) • Major Credit or Debit Card with name imprinted • Insurance card such as Auto, Health, or Medicare/Medicaid • Property tax bill • TWIC Card


Federal regulation requires the disclosure of beneficial ownership information when establishing accounts at financial institutions.

The entity is required to provide the name, address, date of birth, social security number, and valid government issued identification for each of the beneficial owners.

A Beneficial Owner meets at least one of the following criteria:
(1) Who directly or indirectly exercises "control" over the reporting company, or
(2) Who directly or indirectly owns or controls 25 percent or more of the "ownership interests" of the Business


Starting January 2024, most small businesses will be required to register beneficial owners with FinCEN.

For more information and to register your Business, please visit the FinCen website at Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting | FinCEN.gov