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Old 26-10-2019, 04:08 PM   #661
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I already opened China bank account using Singapore passport last year and linked to Wechat pay and used a few times during my trips to China.
When I tried to withdraw red packet via my Wechat pay today, it required me to verify my account via submitting proof of identification and only HK, Taiwan and China passports/identification cards are accepted - see image
I have balance in my Wechat and can’t even withdraw until I verified my account.
Anybody encountered this problem and have you tried submitting using Singapore passport?
One of my WeChat wallet account is linked to Singapore phone number + Singapore passport + Chinese bank card opened with the same passport. Everything's working well so far, used it to pay for downloading games in Steam....
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Old 27-10-2019, 12:02 PM   #662
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I have a WeChat Account. They required me to upload my passport details to get it verified. I have a China issued bank card and China phone number though. Able to transfer funds out of the account.
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Old 27-10-2019, 07:09 PM   #663
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Sibeh dulan Manz.

Cannot activate nor add funds to the bloody wallet.

Want to order food or taxi also cannot. Knn
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Old 29-10-2019, 08:55 PM   #664
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One of my WeChat wallet account is linked to Singapore phone number + Singapore passport + Chinese bank card opened with the same passport. Everything's working well so far, used it to pay for downloading games in Steam....
I thought in order to open a China bank account need a China phone number.

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Old 30-10-2019, 12:18 PM   #665
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I just went into ICBC in GZ
They say must show some form of residence pass
Not just any hotel or condo address

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Old 30-10-2019, 04:00 PM   #666
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I open my account with a M visa (居留证) and foreigner work permit. A Chinese local number is required in order to use phone app banking

I just went into ICBC in GZ
They say must show some form of residence pass
Not just any hotel or condo address

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Old 30-10-2019, 04:04 PM   #667
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I just went into ICBC in GZ
They say must show some form of residence pass
Not just any hotel or condo address

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this one should be easy to get (assuming it is temporary residency permit)

if you stay in airbnb or something, before u go , tell them you need to do temp resident permit, they will say ok or not ok.

If ok, when you arrive, you and the agent(airbnb) will go to their 小区 admin area . They will provide you the prove of residency in that estate

After that, go and google where is the nearest place you can get this temp residency permit. Bring the form from the 小区 will do.

Please make sure you take their china photo and let them paste here and there in various forms.
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Old 30-10-2019, 04:07 PM   #668
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when i open my bank account donkey years ago, i didn't have to do this.

Familiar with the procedure cause i wanted to get china driving license but failed cause Singapore driving license class 3 is only 1 driver and 7 passengers while internationally it is 1 driver and 8 passengers...

in the end, i upgraded to class 4 license but haven't go apply for one
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:27 AM   #669
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Difficult to open an account. Tried in ABC, BOC, ICBC all got rejected by receptionist. Require visa, work permit, China mobile number, business registration document and etc....
Couple of years back much easier, they said iin 2018, law became stricter and most of the big banks will not entertain foreigners unless they are pr, work permit or owning business in China.
Can try other amer banks.
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:23 PM   #670
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https://vulcanpost.com/680519/alipay...onal-e-wallet/

AliPay is now available for overseas visitors to use in China
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:34 PM   #671
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https://vulcanpost.com/680519/alipay...onal-e-wallet/

AliPay is now available for overseas visitors to use in China
Very nice move.

https://www.scmp.com/business/articl...ess-electronic

Starting immediately, visitors can download Alipay for both iOS and Android devices and register for the international version of the app with their overseas mobile phone numbers.

Visitors can use their international debit or credit cards to load funds onto a prepaid card provided by Bank of Shanghai, it said. The minimum top-up for each card is 100 yuan, with the balance capped at 2,000 yuan. The card is valid for 90 days, after which the balance will be refunded.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:53 PM   #672
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Based on the photo, is visa a must to register?

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Old 05-11-2019, 08:05 PM   #673
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Based on the photo, is visa a must to register?

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Yes a valid China visa is needed based on the photo in the SCMP article.

However it is a bit tricky for Singapore Passport holders as we can enter China without visa for up to 15 days. Let's wait for more info to see if visa is required for Singapore passport holders.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:47 AM   #674
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No need visa. Just a photo of your passport page.

I've downloaded and topped up RMB100 - will try it when I'm next there in Dec.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:51 AM   #675
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So just need passport and credit card is enough to use alipay?

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