Certain "offshore" banks (ie. banks outside your home country) do send ATM cards to any address worldwide. You just specify the address, and they send it anywhere.
For example, I have an account in
Griffon Bank located in Dominica (and my home country is not Dominica), and they sent me the ATM card by FedEx to Indonesia for 70 USD. Great service!
I am wondering, is this also your permanent addresss.
I need to send it to a place that is not where my statement would be received.
But I would think the Offshore banks would work better.
I read on another blog (almostfearless.com) about a company called "earth class mail".
Here's the link to that blog post:
I have been perusing this option for years, if you search in google for "Mail Forwarding," you will find many companies similiar.
I read this post, however, I do not want NEW company, I want 10-20 year old company.
Creation Date: 11-feb-2007
I went to www.internic.net and checked the date of creation.
This website is spouting some real bullshit.
First, the goal here is not to receive a scanned document, it is to receive a ATM Card, the real thing, not some virtual mail.
I love this idea, but as I said in my original post, I would go to Florida or find some real long term sailboat cruisers or ship owners. They have had this problem for years.
I am just upping the ante here, I know I should get busy and check for the long-term mail forwarding companies for the boat owners.
There are systems for Boat Owners, and the Oil Jobbers, that make us travelers looks like children. There are people in the oil business or the military that have lived in more countries than imaginable. Plus the embassy workers also have a serius problem.
I am looking for the pro version of this Earth Class Mail, the one that does not even advertise on the internet because they are swamped with referrals.
There is really no mail that is needed to be scanned. I have not received mail in 10 years.
But, I would like the Internal Revenue to send me mail, and the Bank, after that, why do I need mail.
I have the Bank Problem solved, I have a long-term relationship with the bank officer who deals with my account. She can assist me when advertisers or payments for photographs are made.
She knows me by name and voice, we are long term friends and business associates.
When I need an ATM card quick, she receives it at her desk in the office, and she would Fedex the card to me everwhere in the world. On the other hand, I want this service formalized, advertised by the bank, explained this way by ads, not just by a special relationship I have been able to make so anyone knows this bank will do this forwarding by FedEx.
NOTE>>> WARNING, if you receive an ATM card at the desk of a bank, the address of the card will also need to be change. I have to then again call the bank and change the address and check it is correct to whichever address I want.
I need to know the perfect address to use online where the statements are received, or the address on file. I keep this in a box on the internet email, and can repeat it back perfect to buy over the internet.
I have had my Diners Club card sent to me by express delivery to Poland. You can always call me if you need any assistance--your lawyer-friend in New York City, James
Support at home, what does a traveler do who does not have support at home?
Is there a bank that provides paid help to travelers?
A traveler moves, this cannot just be forwarded, it has to be timeed to arrive where I am located or any traveler.