I'm an American who is moving to HK from the PRC as a grad student on July 27. I'm going to need to exchange about 9K USD to HKD to sign my apartment lease, move-in, buy some furniture, etc.
Now I'm in Ningbo, PRC, which is where I've been living/working for the past 3 years. My money is mostly in USD, in the USA. My apartment and all bills in Ningbo are in my employer's name.
If I were to have a HK bank account, which I don't and seem unable to setup from Ningbo without a HK address, I could do a wire transfer from my account in the USA, right?
Considering I need the money to rent the apartment, I need a Hong Kong address to open a Hong Kong bank account and I need an Hong Kong bank account to wire the money from the USA, what options do I have?
I've read dozens of related threads but none regard an American expat coming from the PRC to study in HK from what I've seen.
Please, if anyone could advise on this I'd be quite grateful!