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How to identify whether the new Rs. 500 notes are real or fake?

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series with inset letter ‘E’ in both the number panels, bearing the signature o…

How to identify whether the new Rs. 2,000 notes are real or fake?

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 2000 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, without the inset letter, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, R…

I am in USA, a citizen. I have Indian currency of about Rs.35000.00. Myself and wife are going …

Any person resident in India, who had gone out of India on a temporary visit, may bring into India at the time of his return from any place outside India (other than from Nepal and Bhutan), curre…

I am living abroad for 19 years with whole family, always kept my savings with relatives, money…

NRIs are eligible to deposit their Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 notes in their NRO account in India. Please bear in mind that the deposit limit may vary and the bank may require an ID as well as PAN ca…

I am visiter in USA I have some Indian rupees while travelling from USA to India Can I carry …

There is no limit to bring foreign exchange in India from the US. However, the aggregate value of foreign currency notes in excess of USD 5000 or equivalent and the aggregate value of foreign exc…

I have Indian 30000.00Rs. I am a student in USA. Can I bring this currency to India? How much i…

There is no limit to bring foreign exchange in India from the US. However, the aggregate value of foreign currency notes in excess of USD 5000 or equivalent and the aggregate value of foreign exc…

have 37000 inr gifted to my wife by parents and relatives; can i carry it back and deposit in l…

Bringing INR from abroad is prohibited in India. But Indian residents can bring upto INR 25,000 per person .At this point in time, there is no clear directions as to how overseas Indian and …

I am in Sydeny , Australia I have 13500 RS so how can i get 100 RS bill back?

Hello, At this point in time, there is no clear directions as to how overseas Indian and residents can exchange the Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 notes.  Please see this link: http://www.com…

How India's currency ban of Rs. 500 & Rs.1000 will affect NRIs?

On Tuesday, November 8, the Indian government took a great bold financial step to discontinue Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes in order to fight the rising issue of the flow of black money and…

How much amount of Foreign currency can one (non-resident Indian with Indian passport holder) …

A person coming into India from abroad can bring with him foreign exchange without any limit provided if foreign currency notes, or travellers cheques exceed US$ 10,000/- or its equivalent and/or…

How much Indian Rupees can I take to India while I am traveling to India as an US citizen with…

Any foreigner or NRI residing outside India in not allow to carry any amount of INR from abroad in to India.   Non-residents can carry Indian currency upto a maximum of Rs.10,000 beyond Im…

How does wire transfer work and what is a SWIFT code?

The Fedwire system operates as a transfer network in the United States, in addition other networks facilitate international payments.   SWIFT, for example, the Society for Worldwide Interban…

How to identify whether the new Rs. 500 notes are real or fake?

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series with inset letter ‘E’ in both the number panels, bearing the signature o…

How to identify whether the new Rs. 2,000 notes are real or fake?

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 2000 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, without the inset letter, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, R…

I am in USA, a citizen. I have Indian currency of about Rs.35000.00. Myself and wife are going …

Any person resident in India, who had gone out of India on a temporary visit, may bring into India at the time of his return from any place outside India (other than from Nepal and Bhutan), curre…

I am living abroad for 19 years with whole family, always kept my savings with relatives, money…

NRIs are eligible to deposit their Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 notes in their NRO account in India. Please bear in mind that the deposit limit may vary and the bank may require an ID as well as PAN ca…

I am visiter in USA I have some Indian rupees while travelling from USA to India Can I carry …

There is no limit to bring foreign exchange in India from the US. However, the aggregate value of foreign currency notes in excess of USD 5000 or equivalent and the aggregate value of foreign exc…

I have Indian 30000.00Rs. I am a student in USA. Can I bring this currency to India? How much i…

There is no limit to bring foreign exchange in India from the US. However, the aggregate value of foreign currency notes in excess of USD 5000 or equivalent and the aggregate value of foreign exc…

have 37000 inr gifted to my wife by parents and relatives; can i carry it back and deposit in l…

Bringing INR from abroad is prohibited in India. But Indian residents can bring upto INR 25,000 per person .At this point in time, there is no clear directions as to how overseas Indian and …

I am in Sydeny , Australia I have 13500 RS so how can i get 100 RS bill back?

Hello, At this point in time, there is no clear directions as to how overseas Indian and residents can exchange the Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 notes.  Please see this link: http://www.com…

How India's currency ban of Rs. 500 & Rs.1000 will affect NRIs?

On Tuesday, November 8, the Indian government took a great bold financial step to discontinue Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes in order to fight the rising issue of the flow of black money and…

How much amount of Foreign currency can one (non-resident Indian with Indian passport holder) …

A person coming into India from abroad can bring with him foreign exchange without any limit provided if foreign currency notes, or travellers cheques exceed US$ 10,000/- or its equivalent and/or…

How much Indian Rupees can I take to India while I am traveling to India as an US citizen with…

Any foreigner or NRI residing outside India in not allow to carry any amount of INR from abroad in to India.   Non-residents can carry Indian currency upto a maximum of Rs.10,000 beyond Im…

How does wire transfer work and what is a SWIFT code?

The Fedwire system operates as a transfer network in the United States, in addition other networks facilitate international payments.   SWIFT, for example, the Society for Worldwide Interban…

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