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Slowtraveler

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Travel Hacking From Abroad
« on: January 23, 2018, 06:07:14 AM »
Some time ago, credit cards couldn't be directly sent to an address outside of the USA by the card company.

This means that travel hacking from abroad is a pain. I have to have a card sent to my address abroad after having it sent to my address in the states to use the physical card.

I also have to ensure it is a no foreign transaction fee card.

It seems using cards to prepay expenses for travel hacking and having a no annual fee, no foreign transaction fee card on me for daily use is the way to go. That way, I can just use the card number to pay off taxes and not have to have the card shipped out to me.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2018, 05:44:26 PM by Slowtraveler »

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Re: Travel Hacking From Abroad
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 06:49:18 AM »
Traveling Mailbox scans incoming cards (front only) which gives you number and expiration date. If I need the 3 digit code on the back I'll forward them to my brother. This works for anything online, including taxes.

You can add cards to Apple Pay for general use, and forward them to your current location if you need the actual card.

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Re: Travel Hacking From Abroad
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 04:45:53 AM »
Good suggestions.

I actually tried to do this recently for the Cap One Venture but the application said I could not use a commercial mailing address for my application.

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Re: Travel Hacking From Abroad
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 07:10:04 PM »
I think all companies now require a physical address, but the mailing address can be TM