Strategy to obtain US Amex

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I don't know when they sent it but it took a bit over 2 months from the date I sent an application until I received it in my letter box. Heard it takes longer now because of COVID.
IRS agent told me letter was posted around 15th Sep but i still don't receive the letter yet at my Australia address.
 

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I tried at the end of last year and it took months to get a rejection. I'm not planning anymore applications since I went the HSBC route to get a bank account. Funnily enough, I recently received a letter form the IRS chasing up my application. Not sure what to do next - I think I should follow through with it so I have it for next time I need something. What method has worked best of other AFFers? I understand the Amazon route is gone.
 

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IRS agent told me letter was posted around 15th Sep but i still don't receive the letter yet at my Australia address.
I would take ‘posted’ with a grain of salt. He would likely have no idea when it was posted. Probably just quoting the date on which the letter was generated.
 

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I would take ‘posted’ with a grain of salt. He would likely have no idea when it was posted. Probably just quoting the date on which the letter was generated.
is there anyway to figure out when the letter actually get posted?
 

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is there anyway to figure out when the letter actually get posted?
Unless it has tracking, which I would assume not, then I would just add several days to a week after the letter generation for it to hit the USPS system, which is severely overloaded anyway. I’ve variable results with the speed of letters from the USA. Anything from 1-3 weeks.
 

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Anybody figured out a way yet to benefit from +5 points per $ on US Amazon? I am aware that there is a similar offer on Oz Amex (+10 points per $ on Prime Days), but unfortunately unlike US, the Aussie Amazon don’t sell 3rd party GC’s.
 

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"Please click here to update your income and financial asset information so that we may service you better."

Anyone else get this message at the top of their US AMEX dashboard? I am a bit scared to click it... lol
 

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.... Anyone else get this message at the top of their US AMEX dashboard? I am a bit scared to click it... lol
Out of curiosity, I just googled that sentence. There were heaps of hits. Some say they’ve been getting that message for years and have just ignored it. Someone said they clicked it and then closed, and that was that, others say that they provided their income. Lots of other comments. There was some conjecture about the purpose. I haven’t seen anything adverse about completing/not completing, as yet.

It hasn’t happened on my Aspire, although I’ve only had it since January this year.
 
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Anyone else get this message at the top of their US AMEX dashboard? I am a bit scared to click it... lol

Got that a few times. By having more income, they could offer more limit and vice versa. It will go away eventually. clicking it willl just take you to an update income page you can find in Account Services. I just ignored it. For some bank like Chase, I heard updating income could get you more limit automatically (at later date) without having to ask which is normally a hard pull in your credit file.
 

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That is correct. I believe ITIN is more for an identity verification. Citi and Chase asked me to send a copy. Amex also wanted me to confirm but can be done verbally/digitally.
what do you mean by confirm digitally? you need to send the scanned copy of the ITIN letter to amex?
 

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what do you mean by confirm digitally? you need to send the scanned copy of the ITIN letter to amex?

no need to scan. Just need to type the number again and confirm during checking application status online.
 

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Didn't manage the get the notarycam sent to amex. But the card have managed to arrived safely in myus. Amex didnt include the apt number but somehow myus have allocated to my account and have mailed the card to my address last month.

I'm planning to pay my account through my citibank australia global account and want to make sure I'm doing it properly to ensure the funds actually go through.

In the details of payment box do I put: FEDWIRE-021000021.ACCOUNT NAME CARDNUMBER or just ACCOUNT NAME CARDNUMBER? Edit look like it was confirmed in the previous page.

Screenshot_2020-10-17 Sign on to Citibank online Citbank Australia.png

Also how long does it usually take to transfer?

Thanks to everyone that have messaged in this thread without you I wouldn't have gotten my amex card.
 
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Applied for a Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card and was approved on the spot with a comparatively smaller credit limit of $3100, but that's fine :)
This was my second Global Transfer from Amex AU.
Tried applying for the Bonvoy card since this seems to be awesome promotion.
 

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How did you apply? Phone or online?
Nova credit or log in through existing user id?
Has anyone been able to apply through global transfer and using a referral link?


Applied for a Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card and was approved on the spot with a comparatively smaller credit limit of $3100, but that's fine :)
This was my second Global Transfer from Amex AU.
Tried applying for the Bonvoy card since this seems to be awesome promotion.
 

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Online.
Selected the check box that said I hold card from a different country which then prefilled some information.
So you have now done this twice using global transfer from Australia. I believe we all have done it this way first time around but have not been game to do it again.
 

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So you have now done this twice using global transfer from Australia. I believe we all have done it this way first time around but have not been game to do it again.
I’d probably like to give it a go, once I make up my mind on the best card for me, already holding the Aspire.
 

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