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1. Posted by Philymop (Full Member 110 posts) 11y

Hi, I have a question...

I currently have a Visa debit card which expires in Feb 05, at which time I will be somewhere between Singapore and Bankok, so after lots of complicated long calls to the bank and them sending me a replacement card with the exact same expiry date on, it turns out there is nothing I can do excpt wait until January. This means that I'm going to have to get my mum to post me the card - has anyone else ever done this or am I going to just have to hope it gets to me?!

Help!!

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

How about getting a new card?

Cheers,
Hien

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

What you want to do is called Poste Restante. It is basically mailing a package to a post office, and then you come in and pick it up. There is a good website that covers the basics here: Getting mail on the road. If you are an American Express member, you can get your mother to send the message to the American Express office near you, and then you pick it up.

I've never done this, but know people who have. The hardest part, from what I can tell, is arranging it such that you and your parcel are in the same place at the same time. Requires some coordination, and potentially changing plans as you wait around for your package to arrive.