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What conversion rates are charged at the time of purchase?


You can buy the card at the foreign exchange rate prevalent on the day as offered by the ICICI Bank branch. Similarly, for refunds, the prevailing exchange rate is applied.

Can I retain the foreign exchange on my ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card after returning to India?


You can retain the residual balance in the card only if it is less than $2,000. Refunds have to be claimed within 180 days from your date of arrival (as per RBI regulations). If you do not avail of the refund on time, the card would be suspended and you could face legal action.

What if I forget the ATM PIN of my ICICI Bank Multi Currency Forex Prepaid Card?


If you forget the ATM PIN, you may generate the same by using any of the following methods.

  • Using Self Care Portal
  • Using iMobile or Internet Banking
  • Calling Customer care

Can the ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card be used over the Internet?


Your ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card is pre-activated for online transactions

  • Log on to the international merchant website
  • Select Credit Card as the mode of payment
  • Enter Card details and billing information
  • Confirm to make payment

Are there any charges for using a Forex Prepaid Card in ATM?


There is a charge of 1.50 Dollars for USD Card, 1.50 Euros for Euro card, 1.50 Pounds for GBP Card (and similar amount for other currencies as well) for cash withdrawal from ATMs. The charges for checking the balance through the ATM is 0.50 Dollars for USD Card, 0.50 Euros for Euro Card, 0.50 Pounds for GBP Card (and similar amount for other currencies as well)*.

*Please note that 18% Goods and Service Tax (GST) w.e.f. July 1, 2017 is applicable on the charges.

How long does it take to get the refund?


Customers can get the refund immediately upto the amount of balance remaining on your ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card. In case there are some unsettled transactions, there could be an additional delay of upto 11-30 days.

Can the Forex Prepaid card be used in India?


No, the card cannot be used in India, Nepal & Bhutan. Balance inquiry is allowed free of charge in ICICI Bank ATM in India (Not available for Multicurrency Forex Prepaid Card). However balance available on the card will be reflected in the INR (Indian rupees) but actual balance will be the same what was available in the loaded currency.

Is there a limit to the maximum amount of cash that I can withdraw?

For latest charges & limits, please click here.

What is the ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card?


ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card is the perfect travel companion for all your international trips. Get the Forex Card of your choice by browsing through the ‘Forex Prepaid Cards – Variants’ section.

The power-packed ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card is a smart, convenient and secure alternative to carry foreign currency while travelling overseas.

Now avoid currency rate fluctuations and save cross currency charges by loading your card with 15 foreign currencies - USD, GBP, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, AED, CHF, JPY, SEK, ZAR, SAR, THB, NZD, HKD.

Load and instantly activate your Forex Prepaid Card to start using it immediately for booking your international flight and accommodation.

You can make payments only on international websites and merchant outlets overseas.


What is the ICICI Bank Multicurrency Forex Prepaid Card?


ICICI Bank Multi Currency Forex Prepaid Card is a prepaid foreign currency card that makes your foreign trip totally hassle-free and convenient. You can load this prepaid card with multiple foreign currencies in India and use it to withdraw cash in the local currency from VISA / VISA PLUS ATMs and merchant outlets accepting VISA Flag cards.

The Card is sold through ICICI Bank branches, iMobile, Internet Banking and selected Money Changers. The Card also comes with features that are introduced for the first time including travel insurance, emergency assistance, advanced account management features, Other advance features are also available with higher variant cards.

At what rate can I get my funds refunded?


The funds would be credited to the cardholder at the ongoing rate of the day when he/she apply for the refund. These rates will be available at the nearest ICICI Bank branch, iMobile, Internet Banking or money changer.

How can I apply for a refund on the Forex Prepaid card?


To apply for a refund, please visit your nearest select ICICI Bank branch or your money changer (For Details, pls call up our Customer Care Centre).

You need to fill up a Refund Form and provide copies of your ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card and your passport. The funds will be returned to you immediately.

Customers can also apply for refund Online by logging into iMobile and Internet Banking. The amount will be refunded directly to Bank account within 1 working day.

Does an ATM receipt show the amount withdrawn and the balance available?


Some ATMs can show these two figures.

If I am travelling to two different countries in one trip, can I get two different currencies loaded on the same card?


Yes, ICICI Bank Multicurrency Forex Prepaid Card can be loaded with upto 15 currencies on a single card. This card can be used to transact in various countries using the amounts from the respective currency wallets at all VISA affiliated merchant outlets, ATMs and e-commerce.


*The total amount loaded on a card, all currencies combined should be done as per prevailing RBI and FEMA regulations.

What are the minimum and maximum amounts one can load on purchase?


Usage of the ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card should be in strict accordance with the regulations of the Reserve Bank of India and FEMA regulations.


The minimum loading amount is 200 units of the respective currencies ( i.e. if USD card-$200, if GBP card- £ 200 and so on). The maximum amount of load on a card should be done as per the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and prevailing RBI regulations.

What do I need to do to reload my card when I am abroad?


For reloading the card , Authorization letter from the card holder with the persons name and attested signature who will place the request on his behalf and acknowledge the transaction shall have to be obtained from the person placing the request along with the following documents:

  • Passport Copy of the card holder
  • Form A2 signed by the card holder
  • Reload Form signed by the card holder
  • Identity card of the person placing the request

Alternatively, the card can also be reloaded Online in real time by using iMobile and RIB.

Can I use the Student Forex Prepaid card in India?


No, you cannot use the card in India, Nepal and Bhutan. You can check the balance on the card free of charge at any ICICI Bank ATMs in India. The balance displayed would be in Indian Rupee equivalent. You can also generate a new ATM PIN at ICICI Bank ATMs in India, free of cost.

What forex rates are charged at the time of purchase?


The card can be bought at the ongoing forex rate of that day offered by the ICICI Bank branch or the Money Changers from where the card has been bought. The forex rates are similar to the rates charged for Travelers Cheques.

Does ICICI Bank Multicurrency Forex Prepaid Card have a Chip embedded on it?


Yes, The ICICI Bank Multicurrency Chip Forex Prepaid Card has a chip on the card which will change the way you make payments while you are overseas. The chip on your Forex Prepaid Card makes payment at merchant even more secure. The card works on chip based technology along with the magnetic strip based technology.

How will I get SMS alerts and mail alerts on my transaction?


On every transaction you will receive SMS and E Mail alerts on your registered mobile number and e mail id respectively. To receive sms alert while abroad you need to activate international roaming on your registered Indian mobile number.

What needs to be done incase Hotels/Car Rentals take a Pre-Authorization?


Hotels/Car Rentals before check-in/renting services etc, take a pre-auth on your card. A Pre-Auth is essentially blocking of certain amount on your card which becomes unaccessible to you unless gets settled. We recommend that you DO NOT use your ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card at the time of checking-in or initiating a rental. Use any other credit/debit card for making the reservations. At the time of checking out of the hotel/settling the bill, you should:

  • Ask the executive to settle the final bill against the pre-auth that was taken.
  • Ask the executive to cancel the pre-auth (credit back the amount) that was taken and settle the bill by taking an authorization for the actual bill amount.
  • Ask the executive to provide you the cancelled or VOID transaction slip for the same transaction and present the same to your bank for reversal of the unsettled transaction.

In the event of the Merchant neither reversing back the amount nor providing you the VOID transaction slip for submission to your bank, ICICI Bank would credit back the amount immediately after 31st day from the date of transaction. Incase of Cash withdrawal unsettled transaction, same will be released on 11th day from the date of transaction.

You can enquire the balance free of charge at ICICI Bank ATMs in India. The balance displayed would be in Indian Rupee equivalent. You can also generate a new ATM PIN at ICICI Bank ATMs free of charge


No, you cannot use the card in India, Nepal and Bhutan. You can enquire the balance free of charge at ICICI Bank ATMs in India. The balance displayed would be in Indian Rupee equivalent. You can also generate a new ATM PIN at ICICI Bank ATMs free of charge.

Where do I call if I need some assistance?


Customers can call ICICI Bank's Customer Care Center for free customer support. From outside India, customers may call +91 22 3366 7777.


After calling these numbers, customers may press 1 for English or 2 for Hindi or 3 for Marathi as language selection. Then customers can select option number 2 for Credit/Prepaid cards and may enter their 16-digit card travel card number to know their transaction details, the remaining balance on their card account, to update their mailing address/email address/mobile number, report a card loss and ask for replacement cards or write to us using the "Email Us" option.


You may also call our 24 hour international Toll Free* Numbers


Australia -
0011 800 0424 2448
Belgium -
00 800 0424 2448
Canada -
1866 4242 448
Finland -
990 800 0424 2448
France -
00 800 0424 2448
Germany -
00 800 0424 2448
Ireland -
00800 0424 2448
Italy -
00 800 0424 2448
Luxembourg -
00 800 0424 2448
Netherlands -
00 800 0424 2448
Portugal -
00 800 0424 2448
Singapore -
800 101 2553
Spain -
00 800 0424 2448
8000 9114 001
United Kingdom -
0 8081 314 151
United States -
1866 4242 448


IVR Options: Select option NRI services > NRI customer > Option 4 for Forex Prepaid Card and speak to our Customer Care executive Calls to these numbers might be charged, when not called from a local number. 

If the merchant says that the Forex Prepaid card is not working, what is to be done?


Ask the merchant to ensure that he has swiped on a Credit Card terminal. Machine should accept VISA/MasterCard flag cards.
If the card is still getting declined, walk into the nearest ATM to check the available balance on the card. Customers can withdraw the cash from the ATM and settle with the merchant. Report the matter to ICICI Bank, for follow up with the Merchant.

What is Dynamic Currency Conversion?


Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC), also referred to as Cardholder Preferred Currency (CPC), is a service offered by merchants – not VISA - in some countries when you are travelling abroad. If you choose to use the DCC service, the merchant will convert the purchase price of goods or services at the point of sale from the currency in which the price (i.e. the merchant’s local currency) is displayed into another currency (i.e. your home currency) using an exchange rate that typically includes a service fee.

We recommend NOT to opt for DCC settlement if offered by merchant at the time of payment of bills.

How do I activate my Secondary Card?


The Secondary Card can be activated by calling at the call centre and then request for balance transfer. Your ATM and web PIN can also be generated. Should you happen to lose both, the primary as well as secondary card, you can ask for another replacement card that will be sent to your location.

Is a temporary block facility available on Forex Prepaid card?


Yes, the same is available. In case you want to temporarily block the card for safety purpose, you can do so yourself through your internet banking, iMobile, Self-care log-in or you can call up ICICI Bank call center to block and then unblock the card.

Can one buy more than one ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card?


Yes. A customer can own more than one Personalized ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card but the customer can only have one Non Personalized ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card at any point of time

How does this pre-paid Forex Prepaid card work?


Your pre-paid Forex Prepaid card is loaded with funds at the time of purchase. You can use the card for cash withdrawal or for shopping at merchant outlets. With each transaction, the remaining value on the card decreases. You can continue to use your card as long as some funds remain on the card account. You can reload the card with more funds before your next trip when you return to India.

This card cannot be used in India, Nepal & Bhutan.


Schedule of charges –

Order Currency Card usage fees* & limits
ATM Balance enquiry fee ATM Cash withdrawal fee Cash withdrawal daily limit Cash©POS withdrawal charges
1 US Dollar USD 0.50 USD 1.50 USD 5,000 USD 2.00
2 Pound Sterling GBP 0.50 GBP 1.50 GBP 5,000 GBP 2.00
3 Euro EUR 0.50 EUR 1.50 EUR 5,000 EUR 2.00
4 Canadian Dollar CAD 0.50 CAD 1.50 CAD 5,000 CAD 2.00
5 Australian Dollar AUD 0.50 AUD 1.50 AUD 5,000 AUD 2.00
6 Singapore Dollar SGD 1.00 SGD 3.00 SGD 5,000 SGD 3.00
7 Arab Emirates Dirham AED 2.00 AED 6.00 AED 20,000 AED 6.00
8 Swiss Franc CHF 0.50 CHF 1.50 CHF 5,000 CHF 2.00
9 Japanese Yen JPY 60.00 JPY 200.00 JPY 200,000 JPY 200
10 Swedish Krona SEK 4.00 SEK 15.00 SEK 40,000 SEK 15.0
11 South African Rand ZAR 5.00 ZAR 16.00 ZAR 51,000 ZAR 16.0
12 Saudi Arabian Riyal SAR 2.00 SAR 7.00 SAR 20,000 SAR 7.0
13 Thai Baht THB 16.00 THB 60.00 THB 165,000 THB 60.0
14 New Zealand Dollar NZD 0.60 NZD 2.50 NZD 6,500 NZD 2.50
15 Hong Kong Dollar HKD 4.00 HKD 15.00 HKD 40,000 HKD 15.0
Card fees: Joining fee: INR 150, Reload fee: INR 100
Inactivity fees: USD 5 or equivalent for every 6 months of inactivity
Transaction fee: POS – NIL, Online/Ecom – NIL
Lost card replacement fee: International location – USD 20.00, Indian location – USD 3.00
Cross currency fee or Markup fee is 3.5% + Goods and Service Tax 
All charges are exclusive of taxes. Goods and Service Tax - 18% with effect from July 1, 2017 . 
*Additional fees for ATM transactions may be levied by the bank owning the overseas ATM used for transaction
"Cash@POS" is a facility using which ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card holders can withdraw cash by swiping their card at merchant outlets

Is remote Loading of the card possible?


Yes. The process is:

  • Leave a Signed Copy of the Reload Form and authorization with your family.
  • Family Member walks into nearest designated ICICI Bank Branch or authorised Money Changer with the Reload Form.
  • On submission of these documents and receipt of payment, the Card would be reloaded.