Prepaid / Travel Cards

Prepaid/Travel cards are used in making immediate payments when travelling abroad. They are pre-loaded with the money you have credited. They can be used as regular regional currency. It is wise to have a Prepaid card before you travel to Australia.

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Typical time required: 1-3 days

There are many reasons why you need to get yourself a prepaid card:

  • Your initial expenses at Australia might be really high (rent, groceries, food, semester ticket, etc.) but your bank account might pose problems and have limitations on the amount of cash you can initially debit. Thus, it is secure to carry your money in a travel card than carrying cash around.
  • Travel cards will assist you well until you have your Australian bank’s debit card. It can be used at anywhere having payment terminals (buses, markets, restaurants, etc.) without any additional service fee.

Required documents

  • Passport
  • Flight Ticket
  • PAN Card or Aadhar Card
  • Australian Visa (sometimes)

Step by step guide

  • Step I: Click on either of the links given above and give your details and submit them. You will receive a call from the representatives of your chosen service provider.
  • Step II: Enquire the best exchange rate they can offer. Sometimes a negotiation can be discussed.
  • Step III: The representatives might directly visit your home to collect your records & documents, or you may need to visit their nearest branch. Once the documents have been received, you will get your travel card on the same day.
  • Step IV: You will be contacted by the service provider asking you to transfer money to a specific account /link to pay via Credit card.
  • Step V: You need to transfer the money worth $XXX + Service Fee.
  • Step VI: Your prepaid card will be activated within 24 hours of money transfer.

Make sure to check if the travel card works, before you leave.

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