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You already work hard for your money so why not ensure a remittance service that can simplify it for you? Forex remittance from India to Europe has never been easier. Now, you can remit money conveniently through both digital and branch channels


Whether it is to support your family, help pay loan instalments which are due every month or even invest in stock markets overseas, whatever be your reason for remitting funds, it necessitates using the right remittance service. Axis bank with Remit Money helps you do just that and transfer funds to Europe at your convenience!


While existing Axis Bank account holders can initiate transactions across major foreign currencies via Internet banking, non-account holders and account holders alike can initiate a transaction from the nearest Axis Bank Branch. International Fund transfer through branch is available in 16 currencies - United States Dollars (USD), Great Britain Pounds (GBP), EURO (EUR), Australian Dollars (AUD), Canadian dollars (CAD), Hong Kong Dollars (HKD), Swiss Francs (CHF), Singapore Dollars (SGD), Saudi Riyal (SAR), UAE Dirham (AED), Japanese Yen (JPY), Swedish kroner (SEK), New Zealand Dollar (NZD), Danish Kroner (DKK ), Thai Baht (THB) & South African Rand (ZAR).

  • Remittance support for 100+ currencies

  • Transfer funds anytime anywhere

  • Competitive Forex Rates

FAQs

You can transfer money from India to Europe by following a few easy steps:

• Log in to Internet Banking
• Click on ‘Forex’ option
• Click on Outward Remittances
• Register International Payee by filling out the details
• Make a Payment after 30 minutes of registering payee

To see a video tutorial, click here.

Axis Bank also allows you to initiate fund transfers to Europe on-the-go with the Axis Mobile app. All you have to do is:

• Download the Axis Mobile App and log in
• Click on ‘Send Money Abroad’ option
• Register the International Payee by filling out the details
• Make a Payment after 30 minutes of registering payee

Such Online Fund Transfers can be initiated 24*7, 365 days without a hassle and an assurance of complete user security. The bank will ask you for the purpose of remittance, which you can select from a dropdown in the transaction details page.

To see a video tutorial, click here.

Alternatively you can also transfer funds from India to Europe through our extensive branch network. Just walk into any Axis Bank Branch between 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and fill in the requisite documentation to request for your International Fund transfer. You can also locate your nearest Axis Bank branch here.

To transfer money from India to Europe, you would need:

• Beneficiary details (viz. name, account number, address, country name, bank name, address)
• The SWIFT Code and IBAN for the recipient account.

In addition to this, any transaction processed through the branch channel may require submission of additional supporting documentation depending on the purpose of remittance. Online channels however, will not require you to submit any documentation

Note: The SWIFT code is an 8 or 11 digit code which helps identify the country, city, bank, and branch, and is essential for international fund transfers.

In case your beneficiary bank does not have a SWIFT code, please ask your beneficiary to obtain from the beneficiary bank the details of their intermediary/ correspondent bank. After obtaining the same, you can approach any Axis Bank branch and provide them with the details of the intermediary/ correspondent bank so that they may initiate the remittance suitably.

An IBAN, or international bank account number, is a standard international numbering system used to identify an overseas bank account. It is necessary for transactions to Europe. Usually anywhere between 15-34 characters, the number starts with a two-digit country code, then two numbers, followed by several more alphanumeric characters. e.g. GB33BUKB20201555555555

The maximum amount remitted is defined by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and is according to the table provided below:

Account TypeLimits
Resident IndianUSD$ 2,50,000 or its equivalent in one financial year
Non Resident• From NRE A/c: No limit
• From NRO A/c: USD$ 1,000,000 and equivalent per financial year (No limit for Current Income)
Foreign National Residing in IndiaUp to net salary received in India (after tax deductions)

Additionally, any transaction processed through online or mobile app channels cannot exceed 25000 USD or its equivalent.

Tax will be applicable to all forex remittance transactions under LRS which exceed the threshold limit of INR 7 lakhs in a financial year. All Forex Purchase Transactions in any form under LRS will be liable for TCS at 5%. However, the rate will be 0.5% for remittances made out of education loan obtained from financial institutions.

Section 206CCA of the Income-Tax Act, 1961 requires Tax Collected at Source (TCS) at higher rate (wherever TCS is applicable) for a person identified as a Specified Person (i.e., a Non-Filer of Income Tax Return) as per Income Tax department's database. Please Note: Non-residents are not liable to pay Tax Collected at Source (TCS).

You can send money to Europe through our digital channels for any of the following purposes:

• University fee payments
• Maintenance of close relatives in Europe
• Personal gifts to friends or relatives living abroad
• Expenses for medical treatment abroad
• Sending money to your own overseas foreign currency accounts (for residents only)
• Repatriation of funds from NRE Accounts

For remittances under any other purposes, you can visit your nearest Axis Bank branch.

It takes approximately 2 hours for the payment to get authorized. Post authorization, the amount should be credited to the beneficiary within 2 working days. On working days, transactions initiated between 10 AM to 4 PM will be executed on the same day and for transactions initiated post 4 PM, processing will be done on the next working day.

The overseas fund transfer facility can be availed by anyone through Axis Bank branches but the purpose and the amount that can be transferred varies depending on the customer category, i.e. Resident, NRI/ Foreign National working in India.For more information on applicable limits, click here.

For both Axis Bank account holders and non-account holders, transactions can be processed through Axis Bank branches. Axis Bank account holders can avail the benefit of making remittances from the comfort of their homes using the Axis internet banking platform or the mobile app.To know more about the process of making remittances abroad, click here.

To access the currency converter to check the exchange rates applicable today for converting INR to EUR, click here.

The charges for sending money to Europe from India are as follows:
1. Exchange Rates
2. Commission (applicable only on transactions processed through branch):
3. Correspondent Bank Charges plus GST
4. GST on Foreign Currency Conversion, Commission
5. Tax Collected at Source (TCS) for Resident Customers for LRS transactions only.

For NRE account holders, there is no limit for sending funds abroad.

For NRO account holders, there is no limit for remittances where the source of funds is current income. For transactions where the source of funds is non-current income, the remittance limit is up to USD 1 Million per annum or equivalent.

For Foreign Nationals, the amount that can be remitted is up to salary received in India after deduction of taxes

 

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