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Any suggestions on a debit card I can get here to transfer my paypal funds to? I’ve only been here two weeks on a k1 visa so I’m not eligible to open a bank account yet. Also, will I be able to withdraw from my Metrobank (Philippine bank) debit card from the atm machines here? It’s a Mastercard so I should be able to use swipe that, right? Tia!

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2 hours ago, Kai!1 said:

Hello,

Any suggestions on a debit card I can get here to transfer my paypal funds to? I’ve only been here two weeks on a k1 visa so I’m not eligible to open a bank account yet. Also, will I be able to withdraw from my Metrobank (Philippine bank) debit card from the atm machines here? It’s a Mastercard so I should be able to use swipe that, right? Tia!

Why can't you get a bank account? Why can't your petitioner add you to his account whereby you can get a debit card? Have you gotten your social security card number ye to use to open a bank account?


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TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

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3 hours ago, Kai!1 said:

Hello,

Any suggestions on a debit card I can get here to transfer my paypal funds to? I’ve only been here two weeks on a k1 visa so I’m not eligible to open a bank account yet. Also, will I be able to withdraw from my Metrobank (Philippine bank) debit card from the atm machines here? It’s a Mastercard so I should be able to use swipe that, right? Tia!

Why are you not eligible?  Who told you that?

 

Each bank makes their own rules on whom can open and they have their own guidelines.

 

Per the US Government, You don't need a SSN to open an account, just shop around for banks

 

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/can-i-get-a-checking-account-without-a-social-security-number-en-929/


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6 hours ago, Kai!1 said:

Hello,

Any suggestions on a debit card I can get here to transfer my paypal funds to? I’ve only been here two weeks on a k1 visa so I’m not eligible to open a bank account yet. Also, will I be able to withdraw from my Metrobank (Philippine bank) debit card from the atm machines here? It’s a Mastercard so I should be able to use swipe that, right? Tia!

As others have already posted - go get your SSN, easy to acquire from SSA, if you don't wait too long ..

 

You may be able to use your ATM card, but expect a fee (foreign transaction fee at a minimum)


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6 hours ago, Kai!1 said:

Hello,

Any suggestions on a debit card I can get here to transfer my paypal funds to? I’ve only been here two weeks on a k1 visa so I’m not eligible to open a bank account yet. Also, will I be able to withdraw from my Metrobank (Philippine bank) debit card from the atm machines here? It’s a Mastercard so I should be able to use swipe that, right? Tia!

There is an app and I think visa card that you can use to transfer money back and forth and to friends. It can be used as an ATM card as well as a Visa for shopping. There are no fees for ATM use here in the States but I am not sure what the fees are to transfer money from say the PI.

 

https://cash.app/


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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8 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

There is an app and I think visa card that you can use to transfer money back and forth and to friends. It can be used as an ATM card as well as a Visa for shopping. There are no fees for ATM use here in the States but I am not sure what the fees are to transfer money from say the PI.

 

https://cash.app/

 

That is a cool app!   

 

Are you referring to that "visa card" for no fees ?


Hank

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      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy  : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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Just now, Hank_ said:

 

That is a cool app!   

 

Are you referring to that "visa card" for no fees ?

Yes. It's very easy to use and their no fees. My so is with another bank then I and we would transfer money back and forth. So easy to use.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Posted (edited)

For transfers my bank has that feature already, plus I have ZELLE which works excellent also.   https://www.zellepay.com/

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Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy  : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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On ‎7‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 10:19 AM, Hank_ said:

For transfers my bank has that feature already, plus I have ZELLE which works excellent also.   https://www.zellepay.com/

I have Zell with my bank and use it transfer funds to other family members. :yes: Very easy to use.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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