Foreign Notes

Having foreign currency when travelling abroad is always useful, as their might be times when using a cash passport or travellers cheques isn’t possible, but you should avoid carrying all your foreign notes with you at the same time as the last thing you want is for your money to go missing. If you wish to sell foreign currency notes back to the banks, you can, but the same fees apply as shown below.

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Foreign Notes Information

Fees when buying foreign currency from the bank: 1,85% of the amount (R60 min fee) 1,90% of the amount (R70 min fee) 1,90% of the amount (R70 min fee) 1,68% of the amount (R115 min fee)
To apply you need:





Valid Passport
Valid air ticket (not more than 3 months away from your travel date)
To Apply: Visit a Nedbank Forex Branch Visit a Standard Bank branch Visit an FNB Branch or call 0860 1 FOREX (36739) Visit an Absa Branch or call 0860 151 151

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At, we recommend that when travelling abroad you take a combination of cash passports, foreign currency or travellers cheques just to minimise the risk of you being stranded somewhere without access to funds. Also don’t keep all your money in one place.



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