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Does a U.S. citizen have to give up his credit cards and bank accounts when he moves abroad?

There is no reason to keep your move secret or to engage a lawyer. And there is no standard name for the service other than 'moving'. I know from personal experience that American Express, ...
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Does a U.S. citizen have to give up his credit cards and bank accounts when he moves abroad?

I personally use my parents place as my US address. Then I go paperless and pay my accounts through a bank that I transfer money into from where I am now. Anything important is mailed to me by my ...
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European in USA for 6 years, but with NO credit history in the USA. What's the procedure to follow?

I can speak from my experience as a Canadian citizen and resident with a permanent US mailing address, and my curious quest to attain US credit. As an actual US resident, you should have a ...
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Does a U.S. citizen have to give up his credit cards and bank accounts when he moves abroad?

Hiring an attorney merely to be able to continue to use a credit card would seem very expensive, you only need a post office box or something like that (USPS calls companies offering this service “...
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Can I use a Carte Bleu for French purchases made from the US?

You could use it in the US, but there are fees for using your SocGen card outside the Eurozone. I find the SocGen card to be unreliable for uses other than with a merchant. Online my transactions are ...
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I've left the EU. Should I keep my bank account and credit card?

You might get a tax refund, as I did when I returned. And then it will be very difficult for you to get that money to you if you do not have a local bank account. If you are sure of not getting any ...
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Should I close my credit cards before leaving United States?

Some credit cards have annual fees that needs to be paid and if you no longer have an income in the country it might be difficult to know when and how to settle those and in some cases they can then ...
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I just arrived to the US with the F-2 (student's dependent) visa, can I get an ITIN?

According to W-7 instructions, option "g" ("Dependent/spouse of a nonresident alien holding a U.S. visa") is only for dependents of nonresident aliens, or spouses of nonresident ...
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Credit card when new in Germany

Just apply for another free credit card. If you do not have any problems with Schufa, it should be possible. I find an idea to pay for a credit card quite strange. Rather, I prefer bank to pay me for ...
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I've left the EU. Should I keep my bank account and credit card?

I still have my Dutch bank account even though I have not lived there for 5 years. My wife and I still own a house there and my sister in law lives there so our situation may be different than yours. ...
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Can I get a(n internationally-recognized) Debit card in the Netherlands?

I am yet to find a solution for your original problem (essentially getting a Visa Electron as a Dutch resident) but Easyjet seems to have changed their fee structure so that any Dutch credit card ...
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Can I get a(n internationally-recognized) Debit card in the Netherlands?

There are relatively new banking services that operate without physical branches, such as bunq and N26. You can see a comparison of those here. They use the international standard for debit cards. ...
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US Credit Building strategy: Have both an Unsecured and a Secured Credit Card?

I assume you are referring to credit cards in the US. Some US banks are notorious for making it tricky to pay on time, which allows them to charge high fees, and also harms your credit rating. Credit ...
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Paying off a credit card balance with a foreign bank?

tl;dr: You don't need to do this, using an Israeli credit card is fine. I have heard that credit cards in Israel generally do not allow the users to contest charges That's not true. You can ...
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Building my credit in the USA

You start at the beginning when building a credit rating in the US. The best way to begin is with a secured credit card from a credit union and yes, you will need to present a Social Security card to ...
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Does a U.S. citizen have to give up his credit cards and bank accounts when he moves abroad?

As a Canadian who has native US credit cards and has never even actually lived in the United States, I can tell you that it is absolutely possible to carry US credit cards while not being resident in ...
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