Is your account in China with CITIC aka SHITTIC Bank because it is truly a SHITTY experience to deal with them. Opening an account takes 3-4 hours for foreigners. Be prepared for a long slice of sour-tasting Frustration Pie!
First, you need a tax statement from the tax bureau.
Second, a salary statement from your employer.
Third, your passport (with work/resident permit, of course), and CITIC bank ATM card.
Fourth, your stateside bank's SWIFT code, routing #, address, phone number, and a (yours?) stateside address--assume it's the "billing address" used for your bank statements.
Thinking to myself...Hmmm, I switched my address to China, so now what???
And fifth, and most importantly (!), you need a whole can of ALotOfF***ingPatience! (!)
Details forthcoming... like I said, you need a whole lot of ALotOfF***ingPatience! (!), even with this blog post!
- Finding the f***ing tax bureau
- Documents, etc.
- Exact, specific, OCD, and all other dirty little details of how/what/when to do f***ing CITIC Bank procedures/requirements/sphincter police BS.