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Travellers Cheques / Foreign Currency

Travellers Cheques & Foreign Currency – through AMEX


Travellers Cheques Mean “Peace of Mind”

Generally the amount of Traveller’s Cheques/ Currency notes issued by our office will be based on the Customers Profile, Countries to be visited, duration of stay etc.


However we have summarized below the amount of Traveller’s Cheques/ Currency notes that we can issue over our counter for various categories of travellers.


Students – A reasonable amount could be issued as living expenses based on the country you are travelling to and the duration of your study programme.


Migrants – A maximum limit of USD 150,000 only for first time Migrants
A sum of LKR 1,000,000 or equivalent by submitting a one way ticket, an affidavit and resignation confirmation.
Tax clearance certificate should be submitted in addition to the one way ticket, resignation confirmation and affidavit for transaction over LKR 1,000,000.
Migrants who have completed initial entry should obtain written approval from the Central Bank.


Tourists & Business Visitors – A reasonable amount could be issued based on the customer profile, country of visiting and duration of the stay. Transactions over USD 5000 to be supported with the income tax file number of the customer.


Why you should use Travellers Cheques



  1. Protect your travel money.
  2. Travelers Cheques can be refunded if they’re lost or stolen, so you can get your money back quickly, 24/7.
  3. Protect yourself against identity theft.
  4. If they’re lost or stolen, don’t worry—Travelers Cheques aren’t tied to your bank account or any personal information.
  5. Save money compared to other payment methods.Unlike using an ATM, there are no withdrawal fees. You can easily cash in your Cheques for local currency wherever you are.
  6. Make budgeting easier.
  7. Spend a fixed amount by only using Travelers Cheques.
  8. Choose the currency you need.
  9. Get them in U.S. currency, or choose from 6 other currencies: Euro, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, Pound Sterling, Japanese Yen and Chinese Yuan.
  10. When traveling abroad, avoid fluctuating exchange rates.
  11. When you buy Travelers Cheques in other currencies, you lock into the rate when you buy.
  12. Travelers Cheques are backed by American Express.
  13. Accepted at thousands of locations worldwide
  14. For more than 100 years, our Travelers Cheques have helped travelers protect their money
  15. TC’s never expire
  16. Offered in a variety of currencies and denominations to meet your travel needs


How to Use Travellers Cheques


1. Sign
As soon as possible, sign your name in the upper left corner to help protect yourself in case of loss or theft.


2. Record
Write down your serial numbers and keep them with you when you travel, separate from your Travelers Cheques.


3. Protect
Safeguard your Travelers Cheques as you would cash.


4. Use
To pay, sign your Travelers Cheque in the lower left-hand corner in front of the person accepting your Cheques.


If you need to obtain Currency or Traveller’s Cheques for your travel, we are ready to offer you our services. Simply contact us, drop in an inquiry or visit .