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Old 07-02-2019, 01:41 PM   #436
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Basically without a China debit/credit card you have to rely on someone else to get funds in/out of Wechat/Alipay . It's still not foreigner/tourist friendly yet at this time. Last Dec I went to a BOC branch and enquired about opening a bank account for foreigners. Apparently you just need a local address and a local phone no.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:45 PM   #437
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你的微信号绑定中国的银行卡了吗?

微信钱包充值目前只适合绑定中国的银行卡或者实名认证的微信用户才能领取哦,而且同一个微信号每天只能领10次


Don't have China credit card....
I see. The web site says “OR 或者”, so you can try to call them to confirm.

Easier way is to ask friends or colleagues for help.
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Old 07-02-2019, 02:04 PM   #438
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Basically without a China debit/credit card you have to rely on someone else to get funds in/out of Wechat/Alipay . It's still not foreigner/tourist friendly yet at this time. Last Dec I went to a BOC branch and enquired about opening a bank account for foreigners. Apparently you just need a local address and a local phone no.
Yes you are right to point out that WeChat Pay and Alipay are still meant for Chinese Citizens or foreigners living in China. That is why they require local bank account and local SIM card.

As for bank account, it depends on the location and the bank. So you were using a hotel address? Then you were lucky. Which city in China?
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Old 07-02-2019, 02:26 PM   #439
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For those who need to convert SGD from/into wechat wallet, I can help you.

Service fees applied. PM me for details
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Old 07-02-2019, 02:49 PM   #440
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Yes you are right to point out that WeChat Pay and Alipay are still meant for Chinese Citizens or foreigners living in China. That is why they require local bank account and local SIM card.

As for bank account, it depends on the location and the bank. So you were using a hotel address? Then you were lucky. Which city in China?
Not hotel address, I used my friend's residential address and her spare phone SIM card no. lol. They don't verify anyway. Btw I was in Henan, maybe at small cities they are not so strict with the regulations.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:33 AM   #441
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the main issue is with to Top Up the wallet.

no China ID no China credit card.. impossible..

how do you top up? can share?
I have another wechat account tied to my Chinese bank card & Chinese phone number

But as others have mentioned about topping up via external third party so it should not be an issue.
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Old 17-02-2019, 11:45 PM   #442
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My WeChat donít even have wallet. Ha ha. I donít think I have any issues topping up as I can pay my China friends. Just that I donít know how to even have a WeChat wallet. Ahhaha.
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Old 18-02-2019, 07:41 AM   #443
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My WeChat don’t even have wallet. Ha ha. I don’t think I have any issues topping up as I can pay my China friends. Just that I don’t know how to even have a WeChat wallet. Ahhaha.
Same here. Tried to get my China friends to send me Ang bao a couple of times to see if can activate my WeChat wallet but without success.

I am wondering what went wrong
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Old 18-02-2019, 12:41 PM   #444
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Same here. Tried to get my China friends to send me Ang bao a couple of times to see if can activate my WeChat wallet but without success.

I am wondering what went wrong
Once you click the Ang Bao, what is the prompt?

Supposedly based on my recent experience (Dec 2018), you will be asked to carry out 实名认证 real name verification, then add your SG credit card, you should be able to activate the wallet this way. Then you will be prompted again to add a mainland China bank card which I assume you do not have. So just skip this step.

Most likely you will still not be able to receive the Ang Bao. But then you can try to top up using 二维码收款 or third party top up service.
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Old 18-02-2019, 03:29 PM   #445
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I am able to link my credit card to my wechat wallet, if i make transaction using my wechat, when my credit card bill comes do i accumulate overseas transaction?
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Old 18-02-2019, 07:23 PM   #446
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I am able to link my credit card to my wechat wallet, if i make transaction using my wechat, when my credit card bill comes do i accumulate overseas transaction?
The SG credit card is only used for real name verification. It cannot be used for payment. So you will not be charged for wechat wallet based transactions.

You need to use other means to top up the wechat wallet ballance 微信零钱 and use that for payment, for example, top up by receiving ang bao from your friends.
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Old 22-02-2019, 02:46 PM   #447
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Hi, my friend have been sending money to me by scanning my QR code for the past 2 months. It have been working well till 2 days ago. My friend wechat prompt that receiver have no Mainland Bank card linked so cannot sent.

I have no China bank card, anyone know if wechat have tightened up again?

Anyone have any solution?

Thanks
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Old 22-02-2019, 03:13 PM   #448
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Hi, my friend have been sending money to me by scanning my QR code for the past 2 months. It have been working well till 2 days ago. My friend wechat prompt that receiver have no Mainland Bank card linked so cannot sent.

I have no China bank card, anyone know if wechat have tightened up again?

Anyone have any solution?

Thanks
How much have you received? I believe there is a limit without linking to a mainland China bank card. Did you hit the 5000RMB per month limit which will trigger the prompt?

As a workaround, get another wechat account (eg, buy a prepaid card and register again).

Or try 3rd party top up service to see if they can help you.

From websites search, take note the info is not officially from wechat and may no longer be valid.
https://zhidao.baidu.com/question/26...=1550819949542
1、已绑卡的用户:给好友付款的限额为15000元/笔/日;收款的限额为50000元/日.

2、未添加过中国大陆地区银行卡的用户:付款限额为200元/笔/日,500元/月;收款限额为500元/笔/日,5000元/月。

注:超过收款限额后若想继续使用面对面收钱功能,需要添加一张中国大陆地区银行卡。

微信如何进行收款?

在微信页面中选择右上角“+”->【收付款】->【我要收款】->设置金额->将生成的二维码发送给好友扫描即可收钱。

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Old 22-02-2019, 03:48 PM   #449
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I just asked a china friend to send me hong bao or transfer. Either way the amount is just 1 RMB.

But I got this message



Using a DBS credit card does not work....
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Old 22-02-2019, 03:53 PM   #450
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I just asked a china friend to send me hong bao or transfer. Either way the amount is just 1 RMB.

But I got this message

Using a DBS credit card does not work....
That is normal now. You will not be able to receive Ang Bao to top up.

Just use the QR code to receive money after you add the DBS credit card.

Me -- Wechat Pay -- Money -- Receive Money
我 -支付 -收付款 -二维码收款

There will be a limit so do not expect to be able to receive large sum of money using this workaround.

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