Questions tagged [money]

Questions about withdrawing, exchanging, and handling money, encompassing any financial instrument accepted as form of payment for good and services.

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Can I pay for stuff in Euros in the UK?

I will be travelling around Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Ireland) in July. Of all the countries that we are visiting, the UK is the only one not to use the euro ...
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Having pesos before arriving in Argentina

Do I need to obtain pesos before I arrive in Argentina? I am going to fly into Buenos Aires and then to Mendoza to meet my friend and only anticipate maybe purchasing food/water in the airport. Can I ...
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Large cash requirement (2700 USD) for Russian citizens to fly to the US? [duplicate]

My girlfriend is Russian. Last night we tried to fly her to the US on a valid tourist visa. She was stopped at DME and told she would be required to have $2700 USD to get back home immediately even ...
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Currency restrictions travelling outside of United States

I'm planning a trip to UK from United States, I have a question, How much cash I can keep with me, is there any legal maximum limit ? I'm a US resident Really appreciate your help,
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Will a British bank allow a British citizen an account denominated in U.S. dollars?

I am planning a trip to the USA, for which I will need spending money. I have a brokerage account that is denominated in U.S. dollars and I would like, if possible, to use the proceeds from this so ...
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Is it allowed to take Som out of Uzbekistan?

I always take some money home as a souvenir. Uzbekistan seems to have very strict laws regarding cash export. Am I allowed to take some of their local currency out of the country?
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limitations of cash while traveling

I want to plan a vacation to Phillipines from India. How much cash am I allowed​ to carry? Also, should I carry the cash in Indian rupee (INR) or I should carry it in USD?
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Is opening an account in the USA still a viable option for a foreign traveler?

I am from the UK and will be traveling and working in the US for four months. Since I will be traveling about, I really don't want to have a lot of cash on me from getting paid. I also want to ...
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Europe -> Mainland CN -> Taiwan max Cash?

According to here / here you need not declare up to $5'000 cash entering China / up to $10'000 entering Taiwan. What if I am transiting Beijing on my way to Taipei?
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Is this a legit ESTA application? [duplicate]

I filled an ESTA application. Two days later I received the following email from info@estausa.org Dear John Doe, We kindly ask you to reconfirm your Gender – Male or Female? Before we ...
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Is there a foreign exchange/currency limit when leaving India?

I am an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI); I'm leaving India and have some spare cash in Rupees. I would like to covert Rupees to USD for travel expenses. Is there a limit on USD cash or travellers ...
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Please Help! Invalid CAPTCHA + City/town “Invalid”? [closed]

everyone. I'm trying to register with Hosteljobs.net -- I'll be backpacking through Europe, and need a work/trade exchange -- and I keep getting an error message: 1st: "CAPTCHA session reuse attack ...
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Movement of Cash after UK Visa application submission

I have applied for a UK Visa. In my application I notified that an X amount in my Bank Statement is for a provisional booking for a Car in my home country.(Booking confirmation receipt was also ...
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Where can one find Plus ATMs in rural Taiwan?

When I got to Taipei, my card worked with the ATMs I find, so I did not think much of it. Now that I am starting to circle Taiwan clockwise, I am have not yet found an ATM that accepts Plus cards. ...
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Are Japanese Yen accepted in money exchange in Iran?

I'm planning a trip to Iran, and most (if not all) the money I can bring would be in Japanese Yen. Will it be easy to exchange ? Every guide I read says that EUR GBP and USD are widely accepted but ...
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Travel from USA to India with $8K cash

I will be travelling from USA to India. I will be travelling with my spouse. Can we carry $8K in cash. $4K will be with my wife and $4K will be with myself. We are keeping the money for emergency and ...
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Which Currency can I use in Georgia?

Which currency is generally used in Georgia? Will I be able to use Euro or US dollars? And if no, how much will I be allowed to exchange at Tbilisi airport?
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Foreign exchange in Cuba - how to prepare with cash?

I am Australian travelling to Mexico, Cuba and Costa Rica. What is the best way to prepare for having currency in Cuba especially, I believe there is a lack of ATM's and card facilities once you ...
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Czech crown or euros/dollars? [duplicate]

I'm going to travel to Europe in 11 days. I'm going to UK, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary, and here in Chile I can exchange Chilean pesos to sterling pounds, dollars and euros. I'm particularly ...
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Money withdrawal options around Prague's Main Train Station?

I will be travelling to Prague soon. I have found out two major money withdrawal options around Praha hl. n., which are Česká spořitelna, and Komerční banka as can be seen here. However, I am not ...
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Is it ok to accept cash payments on Airbnb?

Both in terms of law and airbnb policies. Can your account be closed f. ex, because you, as a host accepted cash (and for additional circumstance - also asked for it yourself). Also what about partly ...
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What to do with one yen coins when traveling in Japan?

It seems that I always end up with a wallet full of one yen coins when travelling in Japan. What would be the most convenient way to use or exchange them? Vending machines don't accept one yen coins ...
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Why can a Suica purchased at Narita airport not be returned at Haneda airport?

On my recent visit to Japan, I landed at Narita airport and departed from Haneda airport. I was told that a Suica card was a very convenient thing to have, so I purchased one on arrival at Narita. At ...
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Exchange rate for the Tourist Card in Iran

I'm doing some reading about the Tourist Card. Answer number 4 to this post is quite detailed and solves most of my questions. There is also some info here. There is another post, where they claim ...
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How much cash do I need when entering Germany?

How much currency am I required to have on my person when entering Germany, and do I need to exchange it before traveling?
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Where in Switzerland can I exchange Nepalese Rupee into Swiss Francs?

I have Nepalese rupees at home that are worth around 50 Swiss francs (45 Euros). I wanted to exchange them and tried two large banks. Both of them said that they don't accept Nepalese rupees. So what ...
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Where to offload dollars that have imperfections and slight rips in Cambodia?

I have a 100$ bill that has slight rip near the band, and no one wants it... Be it Pounds ripped in half I would just change them at the nearest bank in UK to new ones, but these are not Pounds and I ...
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Are my US dollar bank notes still valid and for how long will they be?

I have some US Dollar Federal Reserve notes: Some 12 Federal Reserve Notes 100 Dollar Notes Series 2006 A Some 40 Federal Reserve Notes 100 Dollar Notes Series 2009 A Please ...
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How to avoid bank fees when taking out cash in Cambodia?

I am European and have UK (Visa), Dutch (MaestroCard), Lithuanian (MasterCard) debit cards and Revolut card*. Lately I have been reading horror stories on how to get cash out in Cambodia and how some ...
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How do I keep my cash safe in Japan?

I will soon be travelling to Japan. I have been told that Japan is a very cash-centric society and not every place will accept credit cards, therefore I should carry cash. My trip will be very mobile ...
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Where is generally the best place to exchange currency for a trip? [closed]

In general, where is the best place to exchange currency when going for a trip? Some options include: a bank before you leave some exchange service before you leave at the airport before you leave (...
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UAE Tourist Visa

I'm planning to visit the UAE for tourism purposes with my family. I also have a cousin residing in Sharjah and it was his idea to come along just for a family holiday. My queries are as below: Can ...
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Cuban currency exchange - ATM vs exchange office

What are fees for exchanging EUR to CUC in ATM and exchange office (CADECA)? Is it difficult to find ATM in the main cities? Is MasterCard accepted in ATM? Considering these options because don't ...
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Buy flight ticket with foreign currency

I am in New Zealand and I am travelling to hong kong, I already have my go ticket and I am buying my return ticket. When I go to buy my ticket in Qantas (HK -> New Zealand), I found out that I can ...
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What is the best place to exchange USD to INR (Indian Rupees)?

What is the best place to exchange my cash in USD? Should I do it in US or India?
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Is there any site which shows historical air ticket prices between two pairs of places?

I am planning to fly either PUNE - YUL or BOM - YUL with a layover somewhere in Europe. I want to know if there is some site which gives some idea of the historical prices of tickets between these. I ...
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Pregnant in US in tourist visa without insurance [closed]

Me and my wife travel to the United states for tourist and business. My wife is 29 week pregnant and very healthy. First my plan was travel here a month and come back to give birth at home. However, ...
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Which countries other than India can I exchange Indian Rupees? [closed]

I was surprised that in Nepal I couldn't exchange Indian Rupees for any other currency. Are there any countries (other than India) that allow exchanging of Indian Rupees?
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Can I deposit 500 Euro banknotes at bank in Netherlands?

I have purchased about 8,000 Euros as I am going to study in Netherlands soon. I received ten 500 Euro banknotes and the reset in 100s and 50s. Recently I read that spending 500s is actually pretty ...
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How much money do I need in Luton Airport during a stopover?

I'm traveling, from an EU country in the Schengen area, to the Canary Islands, transferring flights at Luton Airport. This is going to be my first trip alone, not to mention my first flight and I'm ...
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Do I need cash CHF for a weekend in Zurich?

I'm going to Zurich for a weekend and planning to go to one or two restaurants, buy basic groceries in a supermarket and possible do a little bit of downtown shopping, but not extravagant stuff. I ...
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Am I allowed to carry medicine, canned food and money into New Zealand?

I am an Indian national and will be traveling to New Zealand as a student. Because I will be staying in New Zealand for 15 months, I was thinking whether I am allowed to carry the following items with ...
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What's the right answer to “Check, Savings or Credit” for an overseas card in Australia?

A few days ago, rather jetlagged, I was very stumped when the person serving me in a cafe at the airport asked "Cheque, Savings or Credit" when I handed over my (overseas / foreign card) to pay for a ...
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Is the new Indian currency available at Hyderabad airport?

I am travelling to India by the end of December. Is there any facility at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad to buy Indian currency in exchange of foreign currency and if there is, ...
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Do (non-US) Maestro cards work in Cuba?

I have a Maestro debit card issued by a European bank. Will I be able to use it to withdraw cash from ATMs and banks in Cuba?
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Chip-enabled North American signature debit/ATM card — can it be set up for European/EMV chip and PIN?

I am the proud recipient of a brand new, EMV-equipped Visa Debit card through my financial institution -- this card is capable of being used for PIN debit/EFTPOS, signature debit, and ATM transactions,...
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Regulation on available cash for tourists going to France

As a tourist travelling from Moscow to Paris, how much cash would I have to show that I have enough prior to taking the flight?
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Acceptance of US Dollars in India?

I will be travelling to India in January, and wonder how to cope with the tough access to local cash right now. People recommend using Uber for taxi, but how to proceed when you hire car with driver ...
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Using US “chip & signature” Credit Cards abroad in “chip & PIN” countries

I am currently living & working in the USA and as such, I have credit cards with "chip & signature" security. When I use one of these cards, I either insert it into the chip-reader in the ...
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Will a tourist have any trouble getting money from an ATM India because of demonetization?

I will be travelling to India as a tourist at the end of this month. I have heard about long lines at banks, and I was wondering whether I would have any trouble getting money from an ATM as a tourist....