No, I was not able to.... I left the idea all together when my bank told me that to get a foreign account I not only have to file my tax but also show the source of income if dollars worth more than 10 Lake Rs/year.
If you are able to solve this later, do let me know... Maybe I open a foreign currency account and save few dollars withdrawing money from Upwork.
Hi, Nand Kumar...
How did you solve this issue?
Reading the payoneer forum, I realized that this kind of transfer "1Link-Atm Inter Bank Transfer", is called "home remittence". In this case the word "Inter Bank Transfer" itself suggests that this is a foreign trasnsfer. Will our bank not able to provide the proof that it is? Why is it not a normal banking channel? How did you solve this issue?
I was able to get PRC's from my bank. The transaction reference always show, 1 link ATM transfer in description. To me it all depends upon the person, who is taking care of your request. For example, I have an account in SCB, I filed a request for PRC's in their multan branch, few days later some of their representative informed me that these are not remittances. Then I filed request in their lahore branch, and they arranged the PRC's.
Solution - as our friends mentioned issues i face same problem at HBL and then other baner but there are few issues with Local Wire transfer PKR . Conversion rate+ no remittance proof .
So from 2018 i change my fund transfer to Direct Wire Transfer to transfer USD to your account . its Cost you $30 but your bank will give you best conversion rate and will be a proof of remittane too. your account transaction will be reflect "Inward Transfer"
you can calculate and compair your both transactions rate Local Funds Transfer and Direct Wire Tansfer .
Direct transfer will USD to your account and your bank will convert to PKR with current Buying rate if your account is PKR. if your account is USD then will deposite USD to your account .
one draw back is Direct wire transfer takes 3 days to process while Local Fund Transfer directly deposite in your account with in few hours .
Although I have not used Upwork for many years soon I am going to withdraw some amount from Payoneer to my bank. I was researching the issue and stumbled upon this post. I also found the solution that may help you guys:
lol Shah F, According to current Pakistani State Bank law you can get USD account (and later USD wire) when you become a Tax filer. I suppose that mean that we need to get the Remittances Certificate before that.