Banks in Boquete that accept direct deposits of U.S. Social Security checks

We're optimistic about moving to Boquete, but in researching what it takes for an American Expat to open a bank account there, it sounds a bit complicated. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a bank in Boquete, or close to it, that will accept direct deposits of U.S. Social Security checks? Just wondering how to set all that up there.

Thanks a million for your help.

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It's very simple.  You just write a check payable to yourself and deposit it in your local account.  Banks generally delay crediting the deposit for 21 calendar days, even though checks actually clear your bank in around five days.

You can also use a debit card on your US bank account to withdraw money from ATM machines here.

Thanks Keith. That's what I have to figure out....the logistics of it all.

Global Bank will handle your request.  Many USA people use Global for exactly that purpose.

Thank you Max. I will check them out.

Yes, Banco General accepts US Social security deposits.


Thank you Beth, as well. Just a newbie to all this. Thanks much.

Thanks a lot Beth. I will keep this in mind.

Thank you Robert. I will learn more about them. Have a great day!

Thank you Robert! It all helps.

Thank you Robert. That's good to hear. Have a great day!

It won't be difficult to find a bank that accepts social security checks. The difficulty will be opening a bank account at all. It's very cumbersome and, I understand, becoming more cumbersome to nigh on impossible.


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