Cashing a check in Ukraine
January 31, 2012 9:10 AM Subscribe
Need to cash a security deposit check, but the person whose name is on the check is in Ukraine.
My wife's parents live in Ukraine and were visiting us recently (in the USA) for six weeks. We found a short-term apartment for them while they were here, which was rented in their names. They've gone back to Ukraine now, and everything worked fine, except now we need to get our security deposit back and the check is causing us trouble.
The local apartment people originally told us the check could be put in my name, but I guess they didn't check with corporate, because they went back on that. They gave us two possibilities: One is they will send us a check made out to my wife's parents. The other is they will make it out to us if we get a notarized letter from my wife's parents authorizing it.
My wife tells me that getting that either cashing the check in Ukraine or getting a notarized letter in Ukraine are impossible (or more trouble than it's worth for a $100 check). Does anyone have any ideas how we can get our money back?