A couple of weeks ago, I went to my local bank to deposit a cheque from Australia. I explained the cheque had been sent to me by my university as a fee refund, and that I wanted to deposit it in my local account here. I was assisted with the deposit slip, and received a copy.
This week, the money still not having appeared in my account, I went to find out what had happened to it. I was told, much to my interest, that the cheque could not be deposited in my bank account here, that they had therefore returned it by DHL to the originating bank, and by the way the DHL cost was NT$1,000, for which we charged you.
Most interested, I asked for future reference if foreign cheques could be despoited in local banks here. They told me some yes, some no. I now have no idea where the original cheque is other than back in Australia somewhere, and I have paid NT$1,000 for the privilege of having it taken away from me and sent who knows where. Is this typical? It’s only NT$5,000, but it would be helpful to know for the future.