I'm not going to be laundering any money. I just want to buy bitcoins.
The uncle I mentioned is a blood relative (brother of my father) and we share the same last name (surname.) I can teach him to buy using GPG, but he's a senior citizen so that might involve more than a couple of emails and chats. He's been living in the United States for more than 30 years with 3 children (my cousins) and a few grandchildren.
It's that, or I fly to the US and open a US bank account; although that's going to be a problem for me since I've given up my green card years ago. I will have to fly in and land as a tourist on a multiple entry visa. I used to have a US bank account about 10 years ago when I was studying in UIC (University of Illinois in Chicago) and Northwestern University. So I had a state ID, a US driver's license, and of course my student ID. All expired now of course.
I want to buy as myself, not posing as someone else.
This could also be my excuse to revisit Six Flags or MGM or Florida. (I took a long road trip from IL to FL, with family, close to winter time.)
Really, isn't it easier to just find another service or way to buy bitcoin?