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Outside the US credit card offers

Outside the US credit card offers


    Dear Ben,

    First of congratulations, I really admire and appreciate your work.

    My question is, I live in France, the options of credit cards are limited to American Express only.

    How can I apply for US credit cards? I have already a bank account there but no social security number. Or how can I get more miles here in France or find cheap flights.

    I am registered with the 3 major airlines Alliances and cumulate the miles always with one airline in each alliance but they grow so slowly.

    I would love to get this awesome offers available in the US.

    Greetings from this big fan.
    If you’re ever in the French Riviera let me know. [email][email protected][/email]

  2. No Name

    Welcome [USER=3465]@LAUREANO[/USER]

    Try reading my post on this link first about US cards for people with no US SSN, and than ask any question that you have here:


    The question keeps popping up again and again, I have to ask again; Could either you or Lucky write a blog post about this subject?

  3. MidSouthSkier

    How ’bout this one: [URL][/URL]

  4. No Name

    [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER]

    The question that keeps being asked is not what credit card can I get/should I get in my home country, it’s how can I access US credit cards without having an SSN. Yes it’s possible, no I it’s not easy or cheap. And most people that ask will never have the necessary funds or time to make it happen.

    The blog post by [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] might as well be put under the Beginners Guide as it contains very little actual information, just fluff about how cards and flexible points programs work in general. And specifically does not answer the constantly recurring question: “How can I apply for US credit cards?”

    While the title of this tread is “Outside the US credit card offers”, the actual question is about US cards.

  5. Donna

    As a US citizen while living in Switzerland in 2009, I was only able to get a (secured) Swiss credit card by opening a Swiss bank account and placing €10000 on deposit. I believe a similar process might be utilized here in the USA for non-citizens and foreign residents who have no SSN.

  6. No Name


    You need a minimum of a ITIN to get a proper card of your own in the US, there might exist some entry levels secured versions for students that don’t require it.

  7. Donna

    [USER=268]@No Name[/USER]
    That makes sense.

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