Can I open an account if I live outside the US? September 21, 2021 19:20 Updated Cheese is only available to U.S. residents who are 18 years or older with a valid SSN OR a valid passport and VISA. Related articles Who can open a Cheese account? How long does it take to open an account? What information do I need to provide to open an account? Can I add my spouse or child to my account? Why do you need my SSN to open an account?