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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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How can I find an affordable first credit card in Mexico?

Mexico doesn't yet have "affordable" credit cards, by US standards. Every card I've seen has an annual fee (200 MXN/year is among the lowest), and very high interest rates (APR around 30%). If you ...
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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 apply for a secured credit card in the USA as a non-resident (currently adjusting status)?

If you already have a Social Security Number you should be able to apply for a secured credit card. The applications from various banks: US Bank Bank of America Wells Fargo Do not require you to be ...
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Can I apply for a secured credit card in the USA as a non-resident (currently adjusting status)?

Yes. I got unsecured (once my credit was good enough) credit cards, a car loan and a mortgage before adjusting to permanent resident status (and a couple of years before applying to adjust).
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How can I find an affordable first credit card in Mexico?

First, some theory. Any foreigner can get a credit card & a credit rating in Mexico as long as you have FM2 or FM3, which are similar to resident cards, and the actual resident cards (which are ...
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How can I find an affordable first credit card in Mexico?

Some banks here, like Banamex or Bancomer, have credit cards specifically for people who never had a card before. They calculate your credit line based on whatever income you have received on a ...
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Credit card - "building credit" and applying for cards

As a general rule if you have no credit history in the US and you apply for a random unsecured credit card you will be turned down. That you have had an application declined won't appear in your ...
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Cash back credit cards in the Netherlands?

I believe you are unlikely to find such cards offered in the Netherlands. The reason is that for a credit card company to offer 1.5% rebate on purchases, those purchases must have a high mark-up 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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