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Kindly advise cheapest and easiest way to pay visa fees.
Otherwise I am thinking to transfer money to my agent through Western union.

Which is the cheapest mode??
 

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Kindly advise cheapest and easiest way to pay visa fees.
Otherwise I am thinking to transfer money to my agent through Western union.

Which is the cheapest mode??
I did through my Credit card. The exchange rate after service charge came to about 51. Which is reasonable.

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I did through my Credit card. The exchange rate after service charge came to about 51. Which is reasonable.

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It is 51.6 now without any charges:mad:. Moreover, HDFC is saying that they will impose 3.5% currency conversion charges on my transaction through credit card. So overall it will be 3.5% + 1.8%(DIBP surcharge) (5.33%) total. Its huge.
 

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It is 51.6 now without any charges:mad:. Moreover, HDFC is saying that they will impose 3.5% currency conversion charges on my transaction through credit card. So overall it will be 3.5% + 1.8%(DIBP surcharge) (5.33%) total. Its huge.
Try with some Forex card in AUD.
 

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Got my forex card from Axis Bank, gave them Correspondence letter of invitation which you can find in skillselect account and Passport photocopy thats all ... got the card with charges of 700 RS... no extra charge...loaded at rate of 52.60
 

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Got my forex card from Axis Bank, gave them Correspondence letter of invitation which you can find in skillselect account and Passport photocopy thats all ... got the card with charges of 700 RS... no extra charge...loaded at rate of 52.60
I found buyforexonline.com very cheap, but have a doubt on their authenticity. They are providing forex card with just 460 charges and currency rate is same as xe.com, while other add 0.5 to 1 dollar in online rates. currently they are proving 3700 AUD in 189825 INR.
 

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in one of the threads i read someone facing issue with reloading forex card they got from buyforexonline.com, so I went with Axis Bank. The card is linked to account and also to Axis mobile app which is super simple and user friendly and you can reload as much as you want with Rs.100+GST per transaction with currency rate fixed for that day
 

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Anyone used bookmyforex??
 

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Anyone used bookmyforex??
Bookmyforex provides best rates but they won't issue a card for this purpose due to some compliance issues. They need Visa and travel tickets before they can issue a forex card.

Try getting forex card from any bank - ICICI, HDFC, Axis etc. In fact, get quotes from each of them. Tell them you have got this much amount to load and what best you can offer. Then negotiate by quoting one's rate to other. :biggrin1:

If you are lucky you will get a good rate. Put in few extra AUDs in card for DIBP charges. Eg - for 3670 AUD, get atleast 3720 types or nearby round amount in INR currency.

You can use the same card when you travel overseas. Protects you from price fluctuation plus no extra service charges levied by bank for each transaction.
 

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I did the same thing as Prateekjain.

But I had to get a second forex card too because before flying I was in my hometown and the forex dealer would not load money in another's card. I kept those two card for few months here.
 
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