Setup Auto top-up on Oyster cards without a UK address

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LondonAs a semi-frequent visitor to London I have had an Oyster card for quite a while. To get around the hassle of waiting in line at Heathrow behind tons of confused tourists trying to figure out how to use the machines to buy tickets, I figured I could top-up my card online from home.

This isn't awfully difficult, all you need to do is register your card online. The problem is, the form officially only allows you to enter UK addresses. The big issue comes up, if your try to pay via credit card and the billing address of your credit card does not match your Oyster card address.

A trick that seems to work is to provide your real address in your home country but enter a valid UK postal code. At least in my case the payment went trough after changing this.

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