Hi dear friends, Why I am writing this article is because of the same thing [How to use Indian debit cards for dollar currency payments] I searched on the whole world wide web and haven’t got a correct answer. But finally, somehow I found some solutions to pay in dollars from India using debit card. that is it is possible to pay dollar currency payments from Indian debit cards.
I am blogger from India, and many times I experienced this issue. that is lots of services like hosting, or other online tools payment currency is in the dollar. but my normal Indian debit card not able to complete this dollar payment. Due to this issue, i was not able to try lots of online services. Once I move my website to WordPress and Digital Ocean web hosting, there also i experienced the same issue. that is, digital ocean only supports dollar payments / PayPal. With my normal SBI, Federal Bank or any normal debit cards [other than new generation banks debit cards] not work with dollar payments. that time, I researched a lot on this topic, that is how to pay in dollars using my normal Indian debit card.
Before going to the article, let me tell you that it is possible to pay dollar payments with normal debit cards of new generation banks. [eg: HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank etc] you just have to take an international support debit card from the bank. But the issue with these new generation banks is, you have to keep a large amount of money as a minimum balance[ Rs 10000]. so to taking normal account of these new generation banks costs RS 10000 around. which is not okay for me. that’s why I skipped new generation banks.
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How to Make international payments from India using debit cards
In my case what I need is to pay dollar payments with my normal debit cards. that is I have an SBI, SBT and federal bank debit card. I searched how to use sbi debit card for international payments, how can I pay dollar payment through sbi debit card. But I didn’t find a correct answer to the question ‘how to make international transactions using SBI debit card’. I went my nearest SBI bank branch and asked the same, but they told that there are no international supported debit cards available. they said you have to take SBI credit card to make international transactions. I don’t know the information they gave [my branch staff] about the international support of sbi debit card is true or not. anyway, as usual, that day also my SBI Bank branch was very crowded and I am not able to talk with other sbi staffs there.
That time, one of my friend told me about south Indian bank. Yeah, it saved my time. he said the south Indian bank is providing international transactions supported debit card. I went to South Indian bank and asked the same, the news was true. South Indian Bank [ SIB] providing international transactions supported debit card. you can pay all dollar payments from India using South Indian bank international debit card [SIB platinum debit card] which costs only Rs 300.
I don’t know that any other banks providing international debit cards as like South Indian bank. But for me is just need a solution for the issue. and South Indian bank is very much okay for me. South Indian bank has only Rs 1000 Minimum balance needed and with just rs 300 they provide me international supported platinum debit card [i call it has south indian bank international debit card] which is working with all international transactions. also working fine with paypal also.
So guys, South Indian bank international debit card is the best solution to dollar payments from Indian debit cards. Please note that, i am not affiliated to South Indian Bank / this is not a promotional post, Why I am writing this article is already mentioned on the top of the article. It helped me a lot. currently am able to pay digital ocean payments with this south Indian bank platinum debit card. As I said above, i don’t know any other banks providing similar international transactions supported debit card. you guys can check the same with your bank. may your bank provide international transactions supporting debit card.
For me south indian bank was enough, below providing the steps to take an international debit card from South Indian bank
How to get an international debit card from South Indian bank
For me, in SIB havent an existing account. so i take a new account there.
- Just goto your nearest SIB branch and get a international debit card requesting form and do fill the form and submit it there[just ask the staffs there, for me they didn’t provided any forms. they filled everything from their side, may be due to that mine is new account]
- it cost rs 300 for international supported debit card [platinum debit card of SIB]. the money [rs 300] will be automatically deducted from your bank account
- within 2 weeks you will receve your international payments supported SIB debit card by postal.
- Wow. now you can able to Pay in Dollars From India Using Debit Card.
I hope your problem with dollar payments using Indian debit cards solved. Now you don’t need to search for how to pay in dollars from india using sbi debit card. everything can be solved with SIB international debit card. no need of any banks’ credit card for doing international transactions from India.