I have received my stimulus , but I'm living abroad. So it's been very hard to cash the check.

A friend of mine is visiting, would it be possible for that person to take the check and deposit at a bank account in my name? (I already have a us bank account, but it will not let me cash it unless I'm physically in the us).

Has anyone tried this? Will it work? Does anyone know about this?

Also I tried remote depositing, it only works if you're inside the US (at least for my bank).

Thanks everyone :)

  • Checks issued by the US Treasury have special rules for handling, and so your friend might be able to deposit your stimulus check into your existing bank account by taking the check to your bank (provided that you have endorsed the check as "Deposit to Bank account # 1234567879", but won't be able to get cash for it. Of course, the bank teller might insist on the endorsement being done in front of the teller, or for your ID from your friend. I don't understand what "take the cash and deposit at a bank account in my name" means. Your friend cannot open an account in your name. Jan 1, 2022 at 21:07
  • I meant take the check! What I want is that person to deposit the check in my bank account. I don't need the money withdrawn after that. Jan 1, 2022 at 21:08
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    Can't you simply mail the check to your U.S. bank with a deposit slip?
    – RiverNet
    Jan 1, 2022 at 21:15
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    Use a VPN. It makes you look as being in the US.
    – Aganju
    Jan 2, 2022 at 1:03
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    Then send it certified mail. If mailing the check is the easiest option (since it doesn't require having to ask, trust, or involve anyone else) then that's that way to go, IMHO. You can find a flaw or "worry" with any solution you come up with, but sooner or later you're going to have to do something, right?
    – RiverNet
    Jan 2, 2022 at 12:44


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