ISIC ForexPlus Card FAQ

ISIC ForexPlus Card FAQ

Where do I get this card?

ISIC ForexPlus Card is available over the counter at HDFC Bank branches. You simply need to walk into our branch with required documentation and walk out with ISIC ForexPlus Card. The card will get activated within 4 hours from realization of funds. 

Also you can apply by visiting -> Apply Online section or -> ISIC Student ID ForexPlus Card -> Buy Forex Card

How can I check the balance on my HDFC Bank ISIC ForexPlus Chip Card?

You can check the balance on ISIC ForexPlus Chip card with the help of NetBanking facility. You will need to use the card number as user ID & IPIN issued to you as part of the card kit to login to NetBanking facility. Alternately, you can also contact our PhoneBanking services to check the balance on your ISIC ForexPlus Chip Card.

How much foreign exchange can I retain after the foreign trip ?

After returning from the overseas trip, you are required to surrender unspent foreign exchange held by you within 180 days of return. You can retain foreign exchange up to USD 2,000 (or equivalent) for future use after returning back to India.

How do I top-up the value of my card when I am abroad?

ISIC ForexPlus Card can also be loaded on your behalf by someone authorized by you. Authorised person has to visit HDFC Bank branch with the necessary documents and funds. We’ll take care of the rest.

You can reload your ISIC ForexPlus card multiple times in future till the card gets expired:

  • You can authorize the Bank to debit your HDFC Bank account by giving an HDFC Bank cheque or make payment using a local cheque drawn on HDFC Bank and reload the card for desired value.
  • Reload requests can be made by any authorized person on your behalf. The person authorised by you for the same will need to come to bank branch and will need to provide the necessary documents to the bank to carry out reload. On receipt of the application form and the funds, your card will get reloaded for the desired amount.
  • HDFC Bank customers can also place a request to reload the card through HDFC Bank Prepaid NetBanking which happens instantly or through HDFC PhoneBanking or HDFC Bank NetBanking.

​​​​​​​What is the maximum value for which the Card can be used?

There is no limit imposed on performing POS transactions (Point of Sale) through Multicurrency card. For ATM cash withdrawal transactions, HDFC Bank has kept a daily limit which as mentioned below.

However, there are some ATMs service providers which have kept per day / per transaction limit towards cash dispense which cannot be changed by HDFC Bank. In such cases the cardholder might need to do multiple transactions if he wants to withdraw any amount higher than that allowed in one transaction.



ATM Cash Withdrawal Fee

Balance Enquiry Fee

Charge-slip Retrieval Fee

Daily Limit for ATM Cash Withdrawal


US Dollar (USD)

USD 2.00

USD 0.50

USD 3.00

USD 5000


Euro (EUR)

EUR 1.50

EUR 0.50

EUR 2.50

EUR 4700


British Pound (GBP)

GBP 1.00

GBP 0.50

GBP 1.50

GBP 4000

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