The Axis Bank Travel Currency Card is a prepaid foreign currency card, which is currently available in the denominations of US Dollars, Euro, Great Britain Pound, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Swiss Francs, Swedish Kroner, Japanese Yen, Dirhams (AED) and Saudi Riyals (SAR). The Card is available off the shelf at your nearest Axis Bank Branch and select FFMCs (Full Fledged Money Changers). All you need to do is fill in a simple application form along with relevant documents and you can walk out with the card in your hand, loaded with the required amount of foreign currency.
The maximum amount of foreign currency that can be loaded on to the card is as per the extant guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India.
The Travel Currency Card variants are available on VISA as well as MasterCard platforms. The USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, SGD, CHF, SEK, JPY are on VISA platform. The USD, GBP, EUR, AED and SAR variants are available on the MasterCard platform. The Travel Currency Cards can be used to withdraw cash at over 2 million VISA/MasterCard ATMs and for purchase transactions at over 34 million merchant outlets across the world.
The Travel Currency Card lets you carry and use your money in the denomination you want. You can shop at any of the Merchants accepting Visa/Mastercard just by swiping your card. Alternatively can withdraw cash from any Visa/Mastercard worldwide. You need not carry loose change anymore that you are left with when you encash your Traveler's Cheques.
Also you have 24x7 access to your money at any time - day or night. You don't have to waste precious time looking for moneychangers to encash your Traveler's Cheque. With The Travel Currency Card you can pay directly at all Visa/MasterCard enabled merchant outlets (shops, restaurants, hotels, grocery stores etc.)
A secure 4 digit PIN helps to secure all your cash withdrawal transactions. If your card is lost or misplaced all you need to do is call on the 24-Hour Customer Service Number, your card will be immediately blocked to secure your money and a replacement card will be sent to you upon request. As a cardholder you can also access Visa's Global Customer Assistance Service (GCAS) or Mastercard Global Service, which can be used to report a lost or stolen card, get emergency cash assistance or emergency card replacement and make inquiries (charges applicable).
You also get insurance coverage equivalent of upto Rs 3,00,000 for Loss of Card from the time you report the loss to us. Please note that it is mandatory to lodge a Police Complaint/FIR for making a claim in the event of loss and misuse of the card.
Choose your option refill or refund or transfer to a dollar account.
When you return from your trip, you can choose to
1. Get your balance on the card encashed
2. Transfer it to a Resident Foreign Currency Domestic Account
3. Or simply let the balance on your Card (upto $2000 as per RBI Regulation) remain so that you can use it for any future trips.
The date of expiry is indicated on the card. During this time you can use your card as many times as you wish. You can also refill it on your subsequent trips. All you need to do is fill in a reload coupon and attach the necessary documents. Your card will be reloaded with additional amount within 24 Hours.
You can call the 24- hour helpline 91-22-67987700 if you have any queries or questions and to report a lost or stolen card. The Bank has also set up an email helpdesk (
) dedicated to providing information services.
You can use your Axis Bank Travel Currency Card for online purchases on websites outside India. The card is accepted at over 1,00,000 e-commerce web sites. There are no charges for using your Travel Card for online shopping and you can easily track your expenses using our Internet Banking facility.
Register for the SMS transaction alerts and get real time details of all your transactions on your registered mobile number. Save yourself the hassle of visiting an ATM to check your balance every time. Let no transaction slip by unnoticed, get the details on the go with our SMS alerts.
*The SMS alerts are free if you have registered with an Indian Mobile number. The charges for using the facility with an International mobile number are USD 1 (or equivalent) per month.
*Disclaimer:The service is dependent on the infrastructure, connectivity and services provided by the local service provider of the destination country. Axis Bank shall not be liable for any delay, inability or loss of information in the transmission of Alerts.
Get a Free Sim card voucher with every Travel Currency Card
- Get 100 minutes of Free talktime to call back from UK to India.
- Preloaded with airtime 1 Forex for UK, West Europe & Australia & $3 for USA for you to call back India as soon as they reach the airport.
- Rates to call back to India from UK is as low as Re. 1 per min and from USA is less than Rs 2 per min .
- Unlimited Free incoming calls and SMS.
- Lyca to Lyca free within and across all Lyca countries.
- Free online account management.
- Free balance check
These sim-cards are country specific, hence the scheme would be applicable in the respective countries. This offer cannot be used in combination with any other Lycamobile offers and neither can be carried forward to the next trip. For any queries please contact Lyca Telecom at +91 - 9930337700