Travel Currency Card

Travel Currency Card

Travel Currency Card

Get your Travel Currency Card

Axis Bank's Travel Currency Card aims to make traveling abroad a truly memorable experience. Available off the shelf at your nearest Axis Bank Branch and select FFMCs (Full Fledged Money Changers), the Travel Currency Card is a secure, convenient and hassle free way to carry money and make payments when in foreign shores.

With it you can attend to your business, enjoy the delightful tourist spots, dine out, and take in the breathtaking landscape and exotic culture of the country without worrying about money changers and converting your traveller's cheques into local currency.

For payments, you can directly swipe your Travel Currency Card without any transaction fee at merchant establishments accepting Visa/Mastercard, Saving you the hassle of carrying cash while on the move.

The Travel Currency Card also gives you a 24-hour access to your money. Withdraw funds in the local currency from any Visa / Mastercard (ATM's).

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To get your Travel Currency Card please drop in at your nearest Axis Bank branch or extension counters.

Please note: Foreign currency loaded on the card and the usage is strictly subject to regulations stipulated by the Reserve Bank of India and the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 from time to time.

FEMA Limits:

Purpose Limit
Basic Travel Quota (BTQ) - For Holidays, Personal visits etc USD $10,000 per financial year
Business Travel USD $25,000 per Trip
Immigration - For people who settle abroad in countries like Canada, New Zealand etc. USD $100,000 per year
Employment Abroad - For a person who is going to work abroad USD $100,000 per year
Medical Treatment - For people who are travelling abroad for treatment USD $100,000 per year
Studies Abroad - For students pursuing studies abroad USD $100,000 per academic year


Travel Across the Globe

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.

Convenience Guaranteed

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).

Insurance Cover: We offer complimentary insurance cover to safe guard you from any fraudulent usage on your Travel Currency Card due to lost/stolen/counterfeit cards. The insurance cover is provided upto INR 3,00,000/-

  • ATM assault & robbery: We provide cover upto INR 60,000/- including the expense incurred towards medical treatment . Pls note FIR is mandatory for ATM assault & robbery claim.
  • Period of coverage:
    • For Lost card
      • Pre - reporting - 30 days
      • Post-reporting - 7 days
    • For Counterfeit / Skimmed card
      • Pre – reporting – 38 days
      • Post – reporting – 7 days

Unutilised balance

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.

Online Purchases

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.

SMS Alerts

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.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Please note that w.e.f April 01, 2010, the complimentary Comprehensive Travel Insurance cover provided on your Travel Currency Card will be discontinued. You may avail Overseas Travel Insurance and Medical Insurance by approaching the nearest Axis Bank Branch.

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