Posted by Natasha on September 04, 2004 at 20:57:20:
In Reply to: Money transfer to US from Ukraine posted by Ric on August 28, 2004 at 10:15:31:
I did it in May. Opened a debit card account at the Eksimbank in Ukraine and received two cards - MasterCard and Visa.I was charged about $5.00 to open an account. On the day of the sale we went to the bank and the buyer put all the money into my account. Then back in the US I used my Visa debit card to withdraw the money and transfer them into my US bank account. The Ukrainian Mastercard was not accepted in the US so I used my Visa card. Visa does not allow to withdraw more that $10,000 a month so it took some time to eventually get the money. If you transfer it directly into your bank account there is no charge for the transaction. The Eksimbank charged 1% plus $3.00 for each transaction. You can withdraw $300 each day but if you want to withdraw more as I did you have to call the Eksimbank bank and they will give your a window of time to withdraw up to $10,000 a month. Washimgton Mutual in the US is highly recommended but not the Bank of America. They are hopelessly dumb. If your wife is an American citizen she is not supposed to declare her credit or debit cards at the customs but a Ukrainian citizen is required do do so.
I hope it helps.
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