So i came back from Beijing and bring back some RMB (the amount is RMB 12,000+ ). I want to exchange it to NTD and deposit it in my Bank account in Standard Chartered Taiwan. When i went to Standard Chartered branch in Taipei this afternoon, they said i can’t exchange it to NTD unless i can provide an evidence that i bought RMB from Taiwan. This is the problem, the RMB i have is originally from China and they cannot accept it.
I know that RMB is “restricted currency” but i didn’t know this is going to be a problem once i’m in Taiwan. Before, i intended to transfer the money from my bank account in Beijing to Standard Chartered in Taiwan but the transferring is failed for unknown reason (almost of banks in China use UnionPay rather than Visa/Mastercard). Because i don’t plan to go back to China anymore, i just withdrew all the money inside and hoped i can deposit it in Taiwan.
Does anyone know any bank in Taiwan that can sell NTD using RMB ?
Also they said only Taiwanese can exchange RMB to NTD. For foreigner, it’s more difficult. I didn’t ask the detail though, but i plan to ask for help to my Taiwanese friend.