Co-card for foreign resident?

Old Jan 11, 08, 2:35 pm
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Co-card for foreign resident?

Can you add a foreign resident w/o a social security no. as an AMEX co-card holder?
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Old Jan 11, 08, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by erik123 View Post
Can you add a foreign resident w/o a social security no. as an AMEX co-card holder?
Yes. I've done it several times.

On the phone, the absolute minimum they need to issue an add'l card is a name and a birthdate (to ensure the person is >= 18).

If they ask for the SSN of the add'l cardmember, just say you don't know it. That's all I've needed to say in the past.

You (the main cardholder) will be responsible for all charges on the additional card, of course.
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Old Jan 11, 08, 3:20 pm
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Related question, but the corollary: can I put non-UK residents onto my UK Amex PLt card? (I'm interested for the insurance cover that they would benefit from).

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Old Jan 11, 08, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by gwarboy View Post
On the phone, the absolute minimum they need to issue an add'l card is a name and a birthdate (to ensure the person is >= 18).
Why call when you can request additional cards online? Just leave the SSN field empty. Bear in mind, however, that if the card is used for transactions in a currency other than US Dollars there will be 2% fee included in the exchange rate.
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Old Jan 11, 08, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by trueblu View Post
Related question, but the corollary: can I put non-UK residents onto my UK Amex PLt card? (I'm interested for the insurance cover that they would benefit from).

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It was not a problem on a Plat IDC (which is issued in the UK).
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Old Jan 11, 08, 7:19 pm
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Nor a problem on a UK Cent card. Have an additional Cent and 4 Plats, none of whom have UK addresses.
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Old Jan 11, 08, 9:15 pm
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Nor a problem on a UK Cent card. Have an additional Cent and 4 Plats, none of whom have UK addresses.
Can I ask: did you fill out the on-line form, or call CS to sort it out?

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Old Jan 11, 08, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by gwarboy View Post
On the phone, the absolute minimum they need to issue an add'l card is a name and a birthdate (to ensure the person is >= 18).
They do not need to be 18 - my 16-year-old has a card on my account.
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Old Jan 11, 08, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by trueblu View Post
Can I ask: did you fill out the on-line form, or call CS to sort it out?

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There isn't an online form for Cent, and they also required proof of address. So, in short, call.
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Originally Posted by dgwright99 View Post
They do not need to be 18 - my 16-year-old has a card on my account.
I had my first Gold at 14, on my dad's account.
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Old Jan 12, 08, 4:50 am
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Can I ask: did you fill out the on-line form, or call CS to sort it out?

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For the IDC Plat, companion cards required a paper application, including passport copies.
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Old Jan 12, 08, 5:36 am
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For companion plat only had to provide name and date of birth. No proof of address, no copy of passport.
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Old Jan 14, 08, 9:33 am
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Thanks for the responses. By way of feed-back, although it's not clear on the literature and on-line form, foreign (to UK) residents can be added as supplementary card holders -- but card must be delivered to UK. They still get all insurance privileges.

On the second note re: minimum age, at least for UK plat, supp card holders must be over 18 years of age.

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