No matter how you prefer to carry your foreign exchange when travelling, you can get it from us - from simple foreign currency notes to a multi-currency Forex Card.
Why choose us your Travel Needs?
We offer Forex facilities through all HDFC Bank Branches
We offer services at competitive rates and charges
HDFC Bank’s Forex Travel Solutions:
Foreign Currency Cash
Travel money for smaller expenses
Convenience: You can pick up your Foreign Currency Cash from your nearest Branch
Choice of Multiple Currency: We offer 19 major currencies
|UAE Dhiram (AED)||Australian Dollar( AUD)||Canadian Dollar (CAD)||Swiss Francs (CHF)||Chinese Yuan (CNY)|
|Japanese Yen (JPY)||Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)||Norwegian Krone (NOK)||New Zealand Dollar (NZD)||Omani Rial (OMR)|
|Danish Krone (DKK)||Euro (EUR)||Great Britain Pound (GBP)||Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)||South African Rand (ZAR|
|Saudi Riyal (SAR)||Swedish Kroner (SEK)||Singapore Dollar (SGD)||United States Dollar (USD)|
Buy- Back of Unspent Cash: Wondering what to do of an unspent cash? We have a solution. Unspent Foreign currency can also be reconverted into Indian Rupee at HDFC Bank branches at competitive rates.
Individual travelling abroad either for leisure or business is allowed to carry Foreign Currency Cash up to USD 3000 or equivalent. Balance amount can be taken in form of Forexplus card and/ or Travellers Cheque.
However there is exception to the rule of USD 3000 or equivalent
If you are Travellers proceeding to Iraq, Libya, Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia or Republics of Commonwealth of Independent States following limits are available for you.
|Travellers proceeding to Iraq or Libya||Up to maximum USD 5,000 or its equivalent|
|Travellers proceeding to Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia or Republics of Commonwealth of Independent States ( Break away countries from erstwhile USSR )||For Private / Leisure: Up to maximum USD 10,000 or its equivalent
For Business: Up to maximum USD 25,000 or its equivalent
Now leave your worries behind, when you travel abroad!
With the HDFC Bank ForexPlus Card, say goodbye to the hassles of chasing moneychangers. Or paying transaction charges for shopping abroad. The ForexPlus card is ideal for travelers since it can be hot-listed if stolen & reloaded, while you are still abroad!
The ForexPlus Card is accepted at all Visa/ MasterCard Merchant outlets worldwide. It can be used to withdraw cash at all VISA / MASTERCARD ATMs worldwide. You can also reload the ForexPlus Card at all HDFC Bank branches even while you’re abroad*.
What’s more? The ForexPlus Card comes with a Personal Accident Insurance Cover of Rs 2 Lakhs and a lot more!
Know more about the ForexPlus Cards here.
ForexPlus Chip card
HDFC Bank ForexPlus Card is a prepaid traveler’s card that gives you a secure and hassle free travel experience.
The HDFC Bank ForexPlus ChipThis is a small microchip embedded in your card. It is encrypted so transactions with your chip Debit Card are more secure. Card has an embedded chipThis is a small microchip embedded in your card. It is encrypted so transactions with your chip Debit Card are more secure. which stores encrypted and confidential information. As compared to magnetic strip cards, this card offers greater security and increased protection against counterfeiting and skimming card frauds. Also get instant SMS alerts on all transactions you make with the card.
Now enjoy greater peace of mind the next time you travel abroad with this new generation card. Know more about the ForexPlus ChipThis is a small microchip embedded in your card. It is encrypted so transactions with your chip Debit Card are more secure. Card here.
ForexPlus Platinum Card
HDFC Bank ForexPlus Card is exclusively designed for elite customers with added features such as enhanced insurance coverage, Access to Visa's Global Customer Assistance Service, Airport Lounge Access & 0.5% Cash back on all POSPoint of Sale transactions
Know more about the ForexPlus Platinum Card here.
Forexplus Platinum Multicurrency Card
HDFC Bank introduces Platinum ForexPlus Multicurrency Card. Customers can load up to 12 currencies simultaneously and experience the joy of travelling. Multicurrency card offers customers a convenient way to manage their currencies on a single card for multi destination trips. Being a Platinum card, multicurrency card offers all the premium services available for Platinum cardholders like Global Customer Assistance Services (GCAS), various offers at merchant locations by Visa.
Multicurrency card is ChipThis is a small microchip embedded in your card. It is encrypted so transactions with your chip Debit Card are more secure. enabled card with an added security feature of temporary card blocking,
Customer has the facility to select his own IPINIt is an Internet Password that the customer can choose to access NetBanking. It is a confidential password for the security of their account. & ATM PIN through NetBanking. Multicurrency card comes with back up card as a part of card kit.
Multicurrency card system has in-built intelligence to select appropriate currency wallet at the time of transaction.
A safe way to carry back-up travel money with wide acceptance
Convenience:Easy to use and theft - proof way to protect your money when on the move. Visit any Branch of HDFC Bank and get the Travellers Cheque for amount required.
Choice of Multiple Currency:Travellers Cheques are offered in 6 major currencies like USD, GBP, EURO, CAD, AUD and JPY. These are available in various denominations to suit your needs.
Acceptance: HDFC Bank offers American Express Travellers Cheques which are widely accepted at Merchant Establishments and Financial Institutions across more than 200 countries.In the U.S they can be used like cash at retail locations, hotels and restaurants. Outside the U.S they can be used like cash at many locations, or exchanged for local currency at banks, currency exchanges, and travel service locations
Security: American Express Travellers Cheques comes with signature based security. Loss of Travellers Cheque can be reported anywhere in the world by making a single phone and the pre-fixed amount on the Cheques are made refundable.
Expiry: Valid forever! You can save any unused Travellers Cheques for future trips or you can get the same encashed in any of our Branch
For more details on encashing the Travellers Cheque Click here
How to get it?
|Travel||Leisure- USD 10,000/year||Application Form|
|Business- USD 25,000/trip||A2 Form|
|Emigration for person settling Abroad||USD 100,000/-||Application Form|
|Employment Abroad||USD 100,000/-||Application Form|
|Medical Treatment||USD 100,000/- and person accompanying the sick patient is USD 25,000||Application Form (patient+person accompanying)|
|A2 Form (patient+person accompanying)|
|Maintainance of Close Relative abroad||USD 100,000/- per year||Application Form|
|Remmitance for studies abroad for students||USD 100,000/- per year||Application Form|
|Investment overseas in shares(Limited Company only), gifts and donations, etc.(under LRS only)||USD 75000/- per financial year||Application cum Declaration Form|
|Declaration cum Indemnity for purchase of foreign exchange under the Liberalised remittance scheme for USD 75,000|
After downloading the forms, please follow these steps:
- Download an application form to know which forms you need to fill.
- After downloading the forms, print and complete the application form.
- Submit the documents at any of our branches.
Please allow a week's time for us to revert on your application. Thank you for choosing HDFC Bank for your banking needs.
Fees and charges
For fees and charges, please click here.
How much foreign exchange is available for a business trip?
For business trips abroad to countries, other than to Nepal and Bhutan, a person can avail of foreign exchange up to USD 25,000 per visit. Visits in connection with attending of an international conference, seminar, specialised training, study tour, apprentice training, etc., are treated as business visits. Release of foreign exchange exceeding USD 25,000 for business travel abroad (other than to Nepal and Bhutan), irrespective of the period of stay, requires prior permission from the Reserve Bank. No release of foreign exchange is admissible for any kind of travel to Nepal and Bhutan or for any transaction with persons resident in Nepal.
Is there any category of visit which requires prior approval from the Reserve Bank or the Government of India?
Dance troupes, artistes, etc., who wish to undertake cultural tours abroad, should obtain prior approval from the Ministry of Human Resources Development (Department of Education and Culture), Government of India, New Delhi.
How many days in advance one can buy foreign exchange for travel abroad?
Permissible foreign exchange can be drawn 60 days in advance. In case it is not possible to use the foreign exchange within the period of 60 days, it should be immediately surrendered to an authorised person. However, residents are free to retain foreign exchange up to USD 2,000, in the form of foreign currency notes or TCs for future use or credit to their Resident Foreign Currency (Domestic) [RFC (Domestic)] Accounts.
Is there any time-frame for a traveller who has returned to India to surrender foreign exchange?
On return from a foreign trip, travellers are required to surrender unspent foreign exchange held in the form of currency notes and travellers cheques within 180 days of return. However, they are free to retain foreign exchange up to USD 2,000, in the form of foreign currency notes or TCs for future use or credit to their Resident Foreign Currency (Domestic) [RFC (Domestic)] Accounts.
How much foreign exchange can be brought in while visiting India?
A person coming into India from abroad can bring with him foreign exchange without any limit. However, if the aggregate value of the foreign exchange in the form of currency notes, bank notes or travellers cheques brought in exceeds USD 10,000 or its equivalent and/or the value of foreign currency alone exceeds USD 5,000 or its equivalent, it should be declared to the Customs Authorities at the Airport in the Currency Declaration Form (CDF), on arrival in India.