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The answer might depend on the two countries you are changing, but usually you can do anything you'd do when traveling to an other country for longer terms. The two main options I think are: Cash: Just bring enough cash in the country. This is probably the most easiest way, but you have to be careful not to get them stolen. Also each country usually have a ...


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First, a warning about bringing a lot of cash: You must declare cash on your person in excess of a certain amount when entering a foreign country. Failure to do this, with subsequent discovery of the cash on your person is going to put you in a very uncomfortable light; possibly in a holding cell, and definitely miserable. If you intend to bring a bunch of ...


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You can read about opening an USA account as a tourist here. To summarize, you need to be present personally, not every branch will do it, you will need your original passport and visa but .nl doesn't need one), copy of my address proof from back home (any one of these: utility bill, bank statement, credit card statement) a small (< $100) amount of cash ...


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It rather depends on how much money you have: $100 Withdraw the money as Euro notes and close the account $1,000 Transfer the money into a prepaid Euro account and close the account $10,100 to $100,000 Take a small amount of cash or prepaid card with you (enough to last you until your Italian bank account is opened). In Italy, open an Italian bank ...


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Under the Immigration Rules, in order to qualify for any family settlement visa (spouse, fiance, family dependent etc.), you must meet the financial requirements – by earning above the Income Threshold. You can do this by earning a minimum of £18,600 annually, or by having a minimum of £62,500 in cash savings (and you are allowed to combine your income with ...


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There are probably no less than a dozen different banks that will allow you to open an account today and be happy that you are making regular deposits into that account, all without ever charging you a penny. If your bank is charging for that, they are either crazy, or ripping you off. Now as to your question, I've found it to generally be cheaper to have ...


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I've deposited Treasury (tax refund) checks twice in Melbourne, at the bank (nab). Once they insisted in locking it up for three months, and once I got the money in a few days. Same bank, same branch, similar amount. No idea why but didn't want to ask too many questions :) The bank takes a fee of about $15 AUD - I don't know if you can get a better deal ...


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I recently spent 6 months in another country. Because of a snafu with my bank I ended up not being able any money with me other than a few hundred dollars. I was in Argentina so using the official exchange rate that you would get at a bank meant that I was loosing almost 50% of the money that I would have gotten if I exchanged money at an illegal exchange ...


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As suggested in the comment to your question, the first place to go is a bank, and ask them "Can I open an account in USD please?". The answer might vary, depending on the banking regulations, but they WILL have an answer for you. (As an aside, some countries are more strict than others regarding the opening of bank accounts. Where I live you can only ...


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Just as a baseline: In a department store (Debenhams) the exchange rate now is $1.4715 to sell and $1.6252 to buy right now, which means exchanging pounds to dollars and back gets you 90.5% of your money back, without any effort. I believe their selling rate is decent (because they have lots of competitors), but their buying rate is awful (because the ...


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Use a foreign exchange comparison site such as http://travelmoney.moneysavingexpert.com/holiday-money/ (Select the Buyback link for foreign currency to UK pounds transactions).


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