[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Opening a złoty bank account in Poland?

Edelgard Strobel udo-edelgard at freenet.de
Mon Apr 11 04:02:03 PDT 2016


is my information correct that the fees for money transfer from the US to 
Poland with IBAN and BIC are rather expensive and the Polish State archives 
don't accept PayPal?

Here is s a list of different money transfer services to send money to 


Regards from Germany,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Darel Paul" <darel.e.paul at gmail.com>
To: <ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2016 9:04 PM
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Opening a złoty bank account in Poland?

> Hello all,
> My German ancestors emigrated to the United States in the 1890s from the
> Konin, Poland area. Many documents of interest to me are recorded in the
> Lutheran parish of Maślaki which has been microfilmed only up through 
> 1859.
> Being to the point at which I need to pay the Polish State Archives to do
> some research, and having a lot on my wish list (don't we all!), I was
> wondering if anyone on the list knew if it is possible for non-residents 
> to
> open a bank account in Poland via the internet. After the initial set-up
> this would, of course, get around all the various fees and difficulties 
> for
> foreign wire transfers and currency conversions. Yet I know that
> governments try to prevent such activity out of fear of money laundering.
> If anyone has as a non-resident opened a bank account in Poland via the
> internet, I'd love to hear how it can be done!
> Darel E. Paul
> ~~~~~
> Darel E. Paul
> Williamstown, MA
> darel.e.paul at gmail.com
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