I worked in the US for 4 month as an exchange student in 2017 and just received my State Tax Return as a check. Since I live in Romania, cashing a US check is complicated, taking up to 45 days because the bank has to send the check back to the US to verify it.
Is there another method to cash a US check as a foreigner?
My roommate still has his Wells Fargo account active, even though he doesn't live in the US anymore. I thought about cashing the check in his account, as a third party one. But, after further research, I found that Wells Fargo has pretty strict rules regarding third party checks, even more strict when it comes to my only available deposit option, the mobile one.
I tried using PayPal, but I cannot see the Cash a Check option in the app, probably because of the region I'm accessing it. The same for Ingo Money - the app is not availble in my region. I tried side-loading it, but it won't connect to the network for the same reason - the region.