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Credit Card(s) Recommendation for Germany
Dear Ben –
I do v much enjoy reading your blog, please keep up the good work and always happy landings!
Regarding your regular “Credit Card survey”: i found that all Credit Cards do only apply for the US-American market (as you seem to need a postal address in the US). Do you have a recommendation for a Credit Card that offers good travel benefits but applies also for foreigners (in my case German nationals)?
The Lufthansa Miles&More Credit Card I have in use does – to my understanding – not come close to the benefits of the Credit Cards you regularly describe in your survey.
Kind regards from Hamburg
you’re right that the US has a huge advantage when it comes to credit cards and, as far as I know, all of them require you not only have a US address but some sort of US taxpayer number, like a social security number.
A couple of years ago Tiffany put this post together about getting credit cards when you live outside the US: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/07/30/choose-credit-card-outside-us/[/URL]
Basically you’ll just have to hunt around and find the best that you can get, realizing you won’t have as many choices as people in the US. Sorry ’bout that.
Assuming you are a local and speak German I would suggest trying to ask this in a local German forum, but Europe in general have far less options than the US when it comes to credit cards.
Only easy option for access to US credit cards are the AMEX International Currency card.
Should give you some more options for points transfers than the German cards, only good if you have a lot of spend of course.