I am a Russian resident currently living on Cyprus. I should provide to local authorities a bank guarantee showing a reasonable amount of money.
I know about finances literally nothing, so I was quite naïve and just went to local bank and created an account. After it had been created I've been told that a non-resident on Cyprus can not just take some cash and put it to the account - all transactions must be cashless.
This was the first surprise. The second was that I can not just transfer money from Russia - I should inform Russian tax service about foreign account. The third surprise was that this actually can take weeks - I can not submit any form via internet, I should write a letter.
My question is: How can I transfer a small amount of money (~1000 Euro actually) to a bank account in Cyprus.
My first thought was paypal. But it looks like there are two issues which make this solution doubtful. First, there's no any card issued for my cyprus account - it will be issued after it will be money on the account. And I don't know whether it possible to attach a bank account to paypal, not a card. Second, as far as I understand, paypal temporarily takes 1$ for account verification, and I just have no a single idea how can I put quickly even a dollar to this account.
So I would really appreciate if someone more experienced will give me advice.