If you have an American bank, check with them about the various depositing services they offer. Some have accounts with UPS and/or FedEx that allow you to deposit from them, some banks allow you to scan and send via the internet and some you just have to mail in
thank you everyone. i opened accounts at HSBC and Citibank in Hong Kong but they said I must have the accounts opened for six months bfor i can deposit a foreign check. I settled for my only other option. i deposited the check into the bank of china on the mainland. Thus, i will now have to wait a minimum f two months to receive the money.
Thanks for all the comments.
Just out of interest, when you set up the accounts did they ask for any address proof and what did you give them if they did?
For Bank of China (HK), they asked for my address proof in Shenzhen along with other documents when I told them I'm not an HK resident..
That's strange as others I know have been turned down for not having a local HK address.
Yeah, that's the general rule. My preferred bank turned me down actually, so I tried BOC HK. I'm not sure if it helped that I showed them my Bank of China (mainland) account.
That's odd - because as long as you can prove your ID (with valid address proof) - you can open up a HK account as any nationality. That's completely legal.
FYI, I have had proof of address rejected when presenting a utility bill because it was printed off the internet(which is quite common in this day and age) instead of one sent through the post or when the address was seen to be a commercial building instead of residential.
There seems to be a lot of inconsistancy in how the requirements are applied.
did you try try link up your us acct with HSBC then you can deposit it by taking a photo of the check and then transfer to your HK acct. Thats a run around way but it can work.no?
The big problem facing most people working in SZ is that to set up a bank account in HK requires proof of local residence there.
Not true. I set up an account with HSBC using my Shenzhen address.
there you go. HSBC is the one that you can deposit multiple currencies and withdraw it just about anywhere in local money.