X' things you need to know about the student travel card
With more and more students opting to study abroad, the need for a safe and convenient method of carrying money has risen. While students go abroad for the express purpose of studying, one cannot forget that they have a life outside of academics, spent managing their food, accommodation, shopping and recreational requirements. A Travel Card and Forex Card for students prove to be very helpful in this scenario. So, before you apply to a foreign university, here are five things you should know about these facilities, and how they can help you:
- What is a Travel Card for students?
A Travel Card for students is basically an identity card that students can use when travelling abroad to avail student discounts on food, travel, accommodation and shopping related expenses. International Student Identity Card (ISIC), issued by the ISIC Association, is an international student travel card that offers these benefits. The card is recognised in 133 countries.
- How does a travel card for students work with forex?
There are several ways in which you can carry money abroad: travellers’ cheques, Foreign Exchange Demand Drafts, wire transfers, Forex Cards. Out of these, the Forex Card is believed to be the safest and most convenient option. Banks all over the world have been offering Forex Cards for a variety of purposes such as student travel and pilgrimage. So, students either travelling or studying abroad, can avail a multitude of benefits on any transactions made through their Forex Card, used with the Student Travel Card.
- Is there a card that combines these two products?
Yes, there is. A lot of the banks offer a Forex Travel Card for students, which is issued in association with ISIC. HDFC Bank ISIC Student ForexPlus Card is one such example. The card functions as a Forex Card, as well as an internationally recognised student ID card.
Read more about the Student ForexPlus Card here.
- What are some of the features of the HDFC Bank ISIC ForexPlus Card?
The HDFC Bank ISIC Student ForexPlus Card is available in three currencies: GBP, USD and Euro. It is recognised by 133 countries, where you can avail various discounts on books, food, travel, accommodation and other shopping transactions. Further, in case the card is lost, stolen, or not working properly, you can arrange for an emergency cash delivery to your location. Add to this, the fact that you can get an instant reload through Prepaid NetBanking and avail Global Assistance. Another helpful feature is that you can lock in the rate of exchange, which usually stands at the rate on the day the card was issued. This protects you from fluctuations in the exchange rate.
- How can one get a Forex Travel Card for students?
There are two ways you can go apply when considering how to get a Student Travel Card. The first method is to apply directly through the ISIC website. But this will only get you the student travel card, and not the Forex Card.
You can apply for the HDFC Bank ISIC Student ForexPlus Card at the nearest HDFC Bank branch, by submitting the following documents:
- ISIC ForexPlus Card Application form – with Aadhaar number mentioned.
- Appointment letter or admission letter or university admit card
- A photocopy of your passport
- A scanned passport sized photograph with a white background
- A photocopy of VISA or ticket
You don’t have to be a customer of HDFC Bank to apply for the card.
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* Terms & conditions apply. ForexPlus Card approvals are at sole discretion of HDFC Bank Ltd