ForexPlus Card

Protection against exchange rate fluctuation with the safety of carrying currency on a card when travelling internationally

Benefits

  • Wide acceptability - both Visa and Mastercard options available
  • Protects you against common problems when you travel and accidents
  • Peace of mind through a back-up
  • Top up while you travel

ForexPlus Card

Forex Plus Card

What are the benefits of the HDFC Bank ForexPlus Card?

The HDFC Bank ForexPlus card works just like a Credit Card, but the transaction amount is debited directly from your HDFC Bank ForexPlus card balance. Your HDFC Bank ForexPlus card is accepted at all Merchant Establishments displaying the Visa / MasterCard symbol, worldwide.

Features

You will get some exclusive features and benefits with your HDFC Bank ForexPlus Card

ForexPlus Card Charges

Enclosed below are HDFC Bank ForexPlus Card Charges

Fee headingsCharges for the AUD CardCharges for the CAD CardCharges on the Euro cardCharges on the GBP cardCharges for the JPY Card
Issuance fee 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR
Reload Fee 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR
Reissue PIN 1 AUD 1 CAD E 1 per PIN GBP 1 per PIN 125 JPY
ATM Cash withdrawal 2 AUD 2 CAD E 1.50 GBP 1 250 JPY
Balance Enquiry 0.50 AUD 0.50 CAD E 0.50 GBP 0.50 60 JPY
Charge slip Retrieval 3 AUD 3 CAD E 2.50 GBP 1.5 375 JPY
Fee headings Charges on the SGD cardCharges on the USD cardCharges on the CHF cardCharges on the AED cardCharges on the SEK card
Issuance fee 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR
Reload Fee 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR
Reissue PIN SGD 1.25 $ 1 per PIN 1.50 CHF 3.50 AED SEK 7
ATM Cash withdrawal SGD 2.70 $2 2.50 CHF 7 AED SEK 15
Balance Enquiry SGD 0.75 $0.50 0.60 CHF 2 AED SEK 3.50
Charge slip Retrieval SGD 4 $3 3.50 CHF 10.5 AED SEK 22.50

Cross Currency Charges:
For transactions where the transaction currency is different than the currency loaded on ForexPlus card, Bank will charge cross currency markup of 3% on those transactions.

Exchange rate used will be the VISA/Mastercard wholesale exchange rate prevailing at the time of the transaction.

Forex conversion fee applicable

*Service Tax applicable on all charges

Eligibility and Documentation of ForexPlus Card

Get details on eligibility criteria & documents required for HDFC Bank ForexPlus Card

Just visit a branch with the following documentation:

  • Completed ForexPlus Application Form
  • Form A2
  • A photocopy of your Passport

A look at the eligibility towards carrying Forex under FEMA as per the purpose of your travel:

PurposeLimit
Basic Travel Quota (BTQ) - For Holidays, Personal visits etc USD $10,000.00 per financial year
Business Travel USD $25,000.00 per Trip
Immigration - For people who settle abroad in countries like Canada, New Zealand etc. USD $100,000.00 per year
Employment Abroad - For a person who is going to work abroad USD $100,000.00 per year
Medical Treatment - For people who are travelling abroad for treatment USD $100,000.00 per year
Studies Abroad - For students pursuing studies abroad USD $100,000.00 per academic year

Already have a ForexPlus Card?

Get started with your ForexPlus Card

  • Load and Re-load your Card – Every time you load or re-load your card, you will get an email alert on your registered Email ID with tips on ‘Dos & Don’ts’. If you want to re-load your card, you need to submit a Re-load Form, A2 Form and Cheque or Debit instruction.
  • Settle Disputes – If you have any disputes related to your card, you need to submit a dispute letter to the bank stating the nature of your issue.
  • View a User Guide – You will get a physical copy of the User Guide. You can check the User Guide to know more about your card.

What can you do online?

Did you know?

  • You should not swipe your ForexPlus Card at terminals that show the transaction value in INR. Make sure you swipe your card in local currency or Card currency.
  • You can also opt for Email Statement
  • Your card is not valid for Foreign Exchange transactions in India, Nepal & Bhutan
  • When you are prompted at ATM machines or Merchant Outlets you should select the Credit Card option.
  • U.S. Banks are given the right by the local federal laws to levy a surcharge/fee from other bank customers for accessing their ATMs to withdraw money. Accordingly, many ATMs in the US do levy charges for withdrawing from their ATMs, over and above the charges levied by HDFC Bank. Similarly, there are certain ATMs in other countries that may levy a charge for transactions made by other bank customers.
  • It is necessary for you to register before initiating online transactions.

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Fees and Charges

Fee headingsCharges for the AUD CardCharges for the CAD CardCharges on the Euro cardCharges on the GBP cardCharges for the JPY Card
Issuance fee 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR
Reload Fee 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR
Reissue PIN 1 AUD 1 CAD E 1 per PIN GBP 1 per PIN 125 JPY
ATM Cash withdrawal 2 AUD 2 CAD E 1.50 GBP 1 250 JPY
Balance Enquiry 0.50 AUD 0.50 CAD E 0.50 GBP 0.50 60 JPY
Charge slip Retrieval 3 AUD 3 CAD E 2.50 GBP 1.5 375 JPY
Fee headings Charges on the SGD cardCharges on the USD cardCharges on the CHF cardCharges on the AED cardCharges on the SEK card
Issuance fee 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR 125 INR
Reload Fee 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR 75 INR
Reissue PIN SGD 1.25 $ 1 per PIN 1.50 CHF 3.50 AED SEK 7
ATM Cash withdrawal SGD 2.70 $2 2.50 CHF 7 AED SEK 15
Balance Enquiry SGD 0.75 $0.50 0.60 CHF 2 AED SEK 3.50
Charge slip Retrieval SGD 4 $3 3.50 CHF 10.5 AED SEK 22.50

Cross Currency Charges:
For transactions where the transaction currency is different than the currency loaded on ForexPlus card, Bank will charge cross currency markup of 3% on those transactions.

Exchange rate used will be the VISA/Mastercard wholesale exchange rate prevailing at the time of the transaction.

Forex conversion fee applicable

*Service Tax applicable on all charges

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