JeffG wrote:...that stupid little blue card you got when you were like 1 year old than you're pretty much SOL.
Surely you mean 18 years old...
In any case, neither of my banks here have mentioned an iota about FATCAT.
If my bank asked for my Social Security card, I'd provide the bank with the scanned copy I have, and failing that, ask my dad or sister to fish it out of the box I keep it in back home and mail it to me.
No, I did mean as a child, I got mine prior to 18 years old, as a matter of fact I remember getting it when I was younger than 10, perhaps things have changed. But at that time we could get them before 18.
My old banks have not contacted me other than HSBC that required all sorts of BS documentation. But opening a new account at just about any bank now will definitely bring it up. And it's not FATCAT it's FATCA, as I don't subscribe to the whole FAT CAT BS. Those guys will never get caught, but they are surely making problems for those of us who attempt to follow the law. And none of this would be an issue if the US finally did the right thing by changing CBT to RBT.
Chris what I am mostly concerned about here is the apathy about the whole thing, the US government says jump so we all need to jump or get left out, and when Taiwan government jumps with them and passes on all the problems and Americans abroad are still apathetic to the whole thing, it bugs me. You have not stated your position on FATCA, but from the messages I can only wonder. Simply bowing down and agreeing to all these new rules is not a good thing in my opinion.