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How long should does a recovered superannuation cheque to reach UK?

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For those people claiming for recovered superannuation from overseas, if the claim is successful, how long does it take for the ATO cheque to arrive in the UK? Who is the best person to contact to chase the payment, and is there a way of asking the money to be transferred electronically instead? Thankyou!

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Hi @Frosty29,


Unfortunately we aren't able to issue payments to foreign bank accounts, which is why a cheque is typically posted. The only way to receive an electronic payment would be if you had maintained an Australian bank account in your name, in which case the payment could be transferred from us to the account.

 

Depending on postal times and any transport limitations that have arisen from the Covid-19 pandemic, it may take several weeks for the cheque to be received in the mail after the claim has been processed. We aren't able to provide a more accurate timeframe, as it may differ in light of the above.

 

Hopefully the cheque reaches you without delay.

 

"What to do about receiving a cheque from the ATO now I am back in the UK?"

 

RachATO

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Hi @Frosty29,


Unfortunately we aren't able to issue payments to foreign bank accounts, which is why a cheque is typically posted. The only way to receive an electronic payment would be if you had maintained an Australian bank account in your name, in which case the payment could be transferred from us to the account.

 

Depending on postal times and any transport limitations that have arisen from the Covid-19 pandemic, it may take several weeks for the cheque to be received in the mail after the claim has been processed. We aren't able to provide a more accurate timeframe, as it may differ in light of the above.

 

Hopefully the cheque reaches you without delay.

 

"What to do about receiving a cheque from the ATO now I am back in the UK?"

 

RachATO