US Social Security checks in Cambodia

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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby phuketrichard » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:01 pm

1 problem with that,to open an account with Bangkok bank u need be on a long term visa and/or hold a wp
you can not open one with a tourist visa.

easy way,
go back to the states, open any account and have the ss direct deposited there an use the atm card to withdraw cash.
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby HWpogi » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:31 pm

You can open an acct by mail at wellsfargo.com You just need SS # , that you have as u get a check and 1 ID as in passport, Any nationality cqan have a US bank acct except citizens of like North Korea , Iraq ecc.
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby maco » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:55 pm

I am in the same spot. Was using Bangkok Bank, but new immigration law makes travel there impractical.

Here is what I know so far:

1. There are not banks in Cambodia with which SSA will use for direct deposit.

2. SSA can send your checks to the embassy to pick up.

3. Problem is finding a bank here to deposit check. No bank in Sihanoukville will accept international checks.

4. So, hoping to find one in Phnom Penh that does.

5. Otherwise, seems only option is to physically send the check to friend in US to deposit and send funds once cleared.

6. No good way to send funds from US to here. Eg, paypal does not come here, and moneygram does not go there.

In conclusion, I am a long way from working this out. Please share your insights with me as you learn them.
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby taabarang » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi maco,
I have been depositing my checks in Cambodian Public Bank. It was touch and go with the Kampong Cham branch, a lot of left hands not knowing there was a right hand, much less knowing what it was doing. To cut to the chase that is the only bank I know of in Cambodia that will accept them. So my advice is go directly to the main bank. They will tell you what you need in terms of paperwork. It can be done but may take some time. I wonder if it would be possible after opening an account at CPB to have transfers electronically sent from your Bangkok account to CPB?

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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby Luigi » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:36 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:01 pm
1 problem with that,to open an account with Bangkok bank u need be on a long term visa and/or hold a wp
you can not open one with a tourist visa.

easy way,
go back to the states, open any account and have the ss direct deposited there an use the atm card to withdraw cash.
IMHO, this is the best advice. You may not have to be present in USA as I was not at the time.
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