I live in Sweden. I was issued a check from the US Government but Swedish banks do not honour foreign checks ... and the US Government refuses to put the amount directly into my Swedish account.

If I send my check to a family member in the US will she be able to cash it or put it into her own American account? The amount is less than $2,000.

  • Back in the day, there would be American Express branches in most big European cities. They'd have been able to help you. Of course, it's not 1980 anymore.
    – RonJohn
    Jun 4, 2021 at 15:59

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Yes. You can endorse the check to a third party. On the back of the check, there's a section where you can write "Pay to the order of [family member name]" Then sign your name below the endorsement.

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