I live in the United States. My sister spent 3 months working here last summer, and is due a tax refund which she has requested by check. To reduce the risk of the check going missing in the mail, she is having the check mailed to my US address rather than her European one.
How can it be cashed given that she lives in Europe?
She is visiting me in May but it is unlikely the check will arrive by then. I was Googling options for me cashing the check into my account and then transferring her the money, but this seems impossible without her signature on the check. Are there better options than:
(1) Me mailing her the check, having her sign it, sending it back to me, me cashing it, and then transferring her the money.
(2) Me mailing her the check and then she figuring out how to get a European bank to take it (if possible?)