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Driving ban in EU but need to exchange my EU driving licence for UK full license cat B

I have a driving ban in the Czech Republic. Now I live in the UK and need to exchange my driving licence for a UK licence. Will I get a full UK driving licence or not, because of my driving ban in the ...
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Are paper banknotes used in Australia?

I understand that Australia first released plastic banknotes in 1988, which replaced the paper dollar notes that had first been issued in 1966. Are any pre-plastic paper notes still around, and are ...
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Money when traveling to South America

I, a European, plan on visiting North and South America (Mexico, Peru) for a few weeks, and I wonder what's the best way to use my money over there. I want to lose the least of it to fees or ...
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Is there a maximum daily amount of Series 8 Swiss Francs which can be exchanged for current series at SNB in Zurich?

I've had to cancel trips to Switzerland since Covid and am now finally traveling, so I've discovered that my Series 8 Swiss Francs have been replaced. I've accumulated a fair amount over the years and ...
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Is it possible to exchange a 500 euro bill in Sweden?

Just yesterday I went to a Forex bank branch (as I thought no other bank dealt with cash in Sweden) in an attempt to exchange a few 500 euro bills for kronas. And I could not, and the clerk said that ...
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Where to obtain crisp new US dollar bills in London?

I’m travelling to Cambodia and have to bring $2000 USD in cash to pay for the quarantine facility. Immigration are adamant that I have to bring brand new crisp US currency (no tears, marks, creases ...
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Sending cash by Polish post

Recently I noticed that my 100 CHF cannot be exchanged since the Swiss National Bank assigned a rule. There was no way for me except sending by post. Does anybody have any experience. It is written in ...
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Get Polish Zloty in Malaysia

Good morning !! I want to exchange Malaysian Ringgit for Polish Zloty. But all the standard money exchangers are not providing PLN. Is there any other provider?
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How portable are different UK bank notes across the UK?

About 15 years ago I travelled over a period of weeks from N. Ireland to Scotland to England in that order, carrying along bank notes from the prior place and trying to spend them in the new place. ...
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use Bitcoin in Iran

As Iran's banking system is disconnected from the rest of the world due to sanctions there are limited ways to get Iranian Rial (IRR). The only way I managed to find is to bring foreign currency (EUR/...
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Is this banknote still acceptable in Switzerland?

I went to bank today to put CHF in my account in a Polish bank and they said that this banknote is not acceptable to be deposited in our bank! However, it is acceptable inside Switzerland itself. Can ...
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Avoiding currency exchange in Bangladesh

From https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/asia/bangladesh/money-duty-free/: All foreign currency exchanged must be entered on a currency declaration form. Hotel bills must be paid in a major ...
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Where can I exchange Zambian Kwacha in the UK?

I came back from a work trip with approximately 1200 Zambian Kwacha (~£45). I don't think most banks will take it. Any ideas where I can exchange it for GBP in the UK?
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Can I purchase Seychelles island currecy in Malaysia?

Where do I purchase online, Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles currencies to sell to them before they arrive at those destinations? Do those islands embassies in Malaysia sell the currencies?
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Can I buy Australian dollars at currency exchanges at Bucharest airport?

Having to cut my trip short and fly home to hide from the virus, I still have a couple hundred dollars worth of Romanian Lei. Who knows when or if I can come back, but I'm sure I'll need that money ...
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Charges when using a Euro country debit card in Budapest

For a business trip, I would like to know about using a debit card from a Euro currency country (Greece) in Budapest (Forint currency). I will have to provide receipts to the company from purchases ...
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Can I change Macedonian and Albanian money in Serbia? (Belgrade)

I am travelling to Serbia tomorrow and I have some Macedonian and Albanian money. Is possible to Exchange these currencies in Serbia. Where would i go to exchange these currencies? (I.E. would a ...
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Minimizing currency exchange fees for a deposit on a rental

I'm travelling to Marrakesh next week for a motorcycle trip. The rental does not accept credit card and ask me for a deposit of a 1000 Euros. Since I'm Canadian, withdrawing 1000 Euros temporarily and ...
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Money exchange in Romania

I will go to Romania soon and I'm beginner as a traveler. I don't know where i can exchange cash Euro to Romanian Leu cheap. I know it's not recommended exchange money at airport. So in which bank do ...
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Can I rely on credit cards in London or should I get currency, and where?

I will be in London for most of just a single day plus one evening & overnight stay, and plan to find some fun things to do as a tourist. I also plan to buy some souvenirs, sample some food, and ...
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Pay in local currency or in dollars with a credit card in Peru? [duplicate]

Until now, I've only seen credit card charges displayed on the POS terminal under a country's own currency. However, in Peru, many terminals display both the local soles and my card's usual currency, ...
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Can I exchange a note of 1000 Swiss Francs in Georgia?

I own a single note of 1000 Swiss Francs, (CHF) pristine. And a valid EU passport. Can I walk into a bank in Georgia and exchange it for GEL? I only need it to travel as a tourist. Wondering if they ...
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Can you use a virtual credit card to withdraw money from an ATM in the UK?

I'm contemplating getting a virtual credit card from a provider with more competitive exchange rates & fees for visiting the UK. The provider does support the popular smartphone payment apps, so ...
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Kazakhstan Tenge into Pounds in UK [duplicate]

Where in the UK can I change Kazakstan money, I recently travelled back and did not get time in Almaty airport, and the currency people at the airport would not change the money I have?
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Should US dollars be kept and used instead of local currencies in Thailand/Malaysia

Is this a better idea to exchange or spend USD during a trip in Thailand/Malaysia rather then using the local currency? This also applies because sometimes the vendors ask if you want to be charged ...
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When traveling to USA, New York, how to pay (Euro bank account) [duplicate]

When traveling from Europe to New York, which is the most cost-effective way to pay for anything? My purchases will mostly be places to eat, museums, stadiums etc. So should I exchange money when ...
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Is Korean won readily exchangeable at realistic rates in Bangkok?

As usual I found myself a little bit short of local currency in my current country a day before flying to my next country. ATM fees add up fast (especially in Thailand!) so I withdrew enough KRW to ...
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TD or CIBC to exchange CAD for Pesos [closed]

My girlfriend and I are travelling to Mexico soon, and I was wondering which bank to exchange our Canadian Money for Mexican Pesos. I bank with CIBC and she banks with TD. We're thinking about ...
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Are 2001 series American bank notes still valid? [duplicate]

I have $200 in $5 & $10 denominations. They are all 2001 series. I would like to exchange them for EUR. Are they still valid?
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Booking via wotif.com using a US bank account permissibility

Can I book a hotel in the USA using a bank in the USA via an Australian website, wotif.com? Does this exchange work?
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Can I pay with HKD in Macau or Shenzhen?

I'm going to Hong Kong next month and planned to visit Macau and Shenzhen (maybe Guangzhou). So are HKD accepted in Macau and Shenzhen or I must pay with local currencies (MOP/RMB) ? And vice-versa, ...
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Changing Iranian currency into Euros - cheaper in Europe or in Iran?

Let's assume I have 100 million Iranian rials in cash. This is very roughly equivalent to something like 1000 Euros. I am in Iran and am traveling to Europe soon. Am I likely to get a better deal if I ...
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Getting USD cash in Munich on UK cards

This question relates to foreign exchange from GBP (on suitable international UK debit card eg Monzo) to USD whilst being in Munich. I believe I can withdraw EUR from an ATM and then go to a foreign ...
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losing money due to currencies equivalence drop [closed]

So, my sister lives in Canada and she travelled to US and change some of her currencies to US currencies(about $100 US). A week later, she went back to Canada and tried to change her US currencies ...
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Where can I exchange Canadian loonies and toonies for USD in the US? [duplicate]

I recently returned to the USA from an extended trip in Canada with around CAD$25 in loonies and toonies (CAD$1 and CAD$2 coins). As I won't be returning to Canada for a while, and don't live near ...
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How do airport currency exchange windows stay in business?

It is well known that the exchange rates offered by airport currency exchange windows are poor - see these stories from the BBC for example: Holidaymakers hit as pound falls (20 July 2018) and Tourist ...
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Expenditure in Poland - Forex Card doesn't have Złoty

I have an HDFC Forex Plus Multi currency card. It has Euro and GBP but no Złoty (Polish currency). How would I use it in Poland? I have not found a suitable answer yet so asking again. I am not sure ...
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Exchanging TWD to USD in Taiwan

Where can I exchange TWD to USD before leaving Taiwan? Is doing this at TPE airport a good option (I've heard the exhchange rates there are good, unlike other airports), or is it better to go to a ...
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How much currency in cash for trip to Turkey? [closed]

How much Turkish lira should I take for two of us? We will have four nights in Istanbul. We are planning to visit 2-3 museums and will use public transport. We will a book hotel with breakfast and ...
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Currency exchange (USD to NTD and HKD) in San Francisco

Where can I buy NTD/TWD and/or HKD in San Francisco, preferably around Union Square? If there are such places at all. And is it more reasonable to do so rather than exchanging USD to NTD/TWD in TPE ...
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Currency to use and expenses in Hungary & Czech republic [duplicate]

A week after, I'll be going on a central Europe tour of Budapest-Prague-Vienna. This is the first time I'm travelling abroad, and as a new graduate I'm on a rather tight budget in case of shopping ...
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Why do flight prices differ greatly across currencies?

I am a Canadian with a Chinese background (so I am bilingual English/Chinese), and some of my family members are planning on a vacation to Tokyo, Japan, and the flight is a direct flight originating ...
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Changing peso to baht, in Thailand or the Philippines?

I'm changing Philippine pesos to Thai baht. Where can I get more favourable exchange rate, in general? In Thailand, or the Philippines?
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Where can I exchange Swiss Franc coins outside of Switzerland

My niece traveled to Switzerland this summer and returned with Coins‎: ‎​1⁄2, 1, 2 & 5 francs. exchange centers in the US only take back Notes, where is the best place to trade these in?
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US Dollars abroad [duplicate]

On my next trip to India I was thinking of exchanging some US dollars I have left from travelling into rupees. I have now realised that they are 2006, 2009 and even one 1998 100 USD notes; do you ...
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Better to bring US dollars, Sterling, Euros or South African Rand into Namibia?

I will need to bring around US$7000 worth of currency into Namibia for a short stay. (Note that the Namibian dollar is pegged to the South African Rand, and Rand are accepted in place of Namibian ...
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Cheapest way to exchange US Dollars for Japanese Yen in the UK

I'm planning a trip to Japan and will need a fairly large amount of Yen banknotes to pay things like hotel bills, since Japan is a cash-heavy economy. I have some US dollars sitting in an American ...
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Calculating the best exchange rate for a given currency based on direct conversion vs multiple currency conversion

I am not sure this is the best place to ask this question. Anyways, here it goes. I live in Mauritius and i am travelling to Tokyo soon. So i would like to exchange some currencies before leaving ...
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Netherlands SIM card texting the US

I'm studying abroad this semester in Amsterdam, and I recently got a Lebara international bundle sim-only plan. This plan allows me to have unlimited texts and calls, and 5G of data. My question is ...
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Where can or who can help me change my old dollar bill? [duplicate]

Hey everyone? I've been having some difficulties exchange my old dollar bill. Can anyone please help me? They said it was old. But it is still im a good shape though.
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