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How to receive my credit card from overseas

Postby Ibis2k12 » 05 Jun 2016, 00:29

My VISA credit card has expired and my bank already sent my parents the new one.
Does anyone have experience in receiving such thing from abroad? Is there some particular shipping company you'd suggest?
We're currently planning to use DHL, they have a service for shipping envelopes that is supposed to be fairly good.
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Re: How to receive my credit card from overseas

Postby best_intentions » 06 Jun 2016, 09:42

Normally my parents will send me important letters via the USPS Priority flat rate letter envelope if it is time sensitive. But certainly if DHL or FEDEX has a lower price both should work well.
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Re: How to receive my credit card from overseas

Postby taiwandon » 06 Jun 2016, 15:58

Ibis2k12 wrote:My VISA credit card has expired and my bank already sent my parents the new one.
Does anyone have experience in receiving such thing from abroad? Is there some particular shipping company you'd suggest?
We're currently planning to use DHL, they have a service for shipping envelopes that is supposed to be fairly good.
best_intentions wrote:Normally my parents will send me important letters via the USPS Priority flat rate letter envelope if it is time sensitive. But certainly if DHL or FEDEX has a lower price both should work well.

use one of the three because if your parents drop it in the regular mail it will disappear. and fair warning never request it to be sent directly overseas. homeland security act says no and visa will say the same thing. :no-no:
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Re: How to receive my credit card from overseas

Postby nonredneck » 06 Jun 2016, 16:11

I've used Fedex envelope. No problems so far. Though I would delay activating it until you receive the card.
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Re: How to receive my credit card from overseas

Postby Ibis2k12 » 29 Jun 2016, 21:26

Just an update in case other people have similar needs and look for this same info.
My parents used UPS, the envelope arrived in Taiwan in less than 48 hours from Europe, then the local post office delivered it to us.
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Re: How to receive my credit card from overseas

Postby Doraemonster » 30 Jun 2016, 00:00

I used registered mail for this before. Took about a week. Have the card wrapped in aluminium foil if it's a contactless one. Best to send it unactivated but make sure it can be activated from abroad.
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Re: How to receive my credit card from overseas

Postby dan2006 » 30 Jun 2016, 01:49

I know its probably not smart but i just get my family to toss it in regular mail, its always shown up without fail.

Even if someone stole it its not activated anyway and the crook would need to know your personal info to activate it anyway. But yes, courier or registered is the best.
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Re: How to receive my credit card from overseas

Postby Doraemonster » 30 Jun 2016, 11:00

dan2006 wrote:Even if someone stole it its not activated anyway and the crook would need to know your personal info to activate it anyway.

The risk is that someone will steal the number, hold on to it, let you activate the card and use it, and then make some online transactions possibly a couple of months later.
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Re: How to receive my credit card from overseas

Postby dan2006 » 30 Jun 2016, 12:00

Guess ive been lucky. Ive mailed money before a few times with no incident.

Card not present fraud transactions get reversed and again ive been lucky to never have had that happen.

My friends overseas have had their accounts cleaned out by card skimmers.
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