If you work online and wish you could have the power to buy necessary subscriptions, then you can create Dollar cards in Nepal.
The debit or ATM cards that Nepalese banks issue is usually usable in Nepal and India only so you cannot purchase through that card online.
Even though you can top up eSewa or Khalti such digital wallets, you cannot use these internationally.
After years of struggle, Nepali people can create their Dollar cards and purchase items or subscriptions for their favorite streaming platform or buy games they want to play.
How to Create Dollar cards in Nepal
Creating dollar cards in Nepal is easy. Anyone with a bank account can create physical or virtual cards that their banks offer.
Documents required to Create Dollar Card in Nepal
NRB or Nepal Rastra Bank has allowed banks to distribute cards that can be used online or internationally. Documents you need to provide while applying are
- Bank Account (Your Choice of Bank)
- Individual PAN Card
- Updated KYC (Not Everyone)
- Card Application form (Provided by Bank or Download Online) and,
- Self-declaration application (Provided by Bank or Download Online)
Step by Step Process to Create Dollar Card in Nepal
- Go to your Banks and ask for Dollar Card Form
- Fill up the Form
- Sign the self-declaration application
- Provide them with your PAN Card
- Fill in the amount you want NPR/USD
- Receive your card (Instant)
You can also apply for a dollar card online, visit your bank’s website
- Click on Card
- Now, Click on E-Com Card
- Click on Apply Now
- Fill out the form Bank and Personal information
Application form of Global IME Bank
This is for educational purposes only; please do not download this form. You will need to visit Banks official website or branch for the form.
Here is how you can fill out the form for Dollar Cards in Nepal.
Self Declaration Form – Dollar Cards in Nepal
This is the declaration form, where you agree to purchase products that are not restricted by the laws and regulations of the Nepal Government.
You should follow other rules because you agree to all the terms. Please read and fully understand before you sign.
And do consult with your bank and ask questions if you have any.
It depends on the banks how much time they take to provide you with your Dollar card. Also, there are 2 types of dollar cards, one for Nepalese citizens and the other for those who are going foreign for travel, work, or studies.
Most banks provide physical USD or Dollar prepaid cards, while some provide virtual, and their issuance, top-up renewal, and other charges may vary.
I’ve researched a few banks’ websites, and I believe Global IME Banks has the cheapest issuance and top-up fee.
Rules to follow after creating or getting Dollar Card
This is no secret that you should not involve in illegal activity; with this dollar card, you will have the opportunity to surf the web and purchase stuff.
- You can only create one dollar card. Multiple cards from multiple banks shall be punishable as per law.
- The maximum limit is $500/year, so the most you can use is $500 in a year, not more than that.
- You should not disclose Card No. and 3-digit Security Code.
- You can request your USD to be transferred back to your NPR account.
- You cannot withdraw your balance through ATM.
Dollar Cards in Nepal Issuance and Top Up Fee
These are results from only a few banks. There may or may not be other banks providing cheaper services. Please research yourselves.
Here is a table with a few banks that provide Dollar Cards in nepal for cheap issuance & top-up fees.
|Bank Name||Issue Fee||Top Up Fee|
|Global IME Bank: Global E-com Card||NPR 500, Personalized: NPR 600||NIL|
|NIC Asia: NIC ASIA FCY Freedom Card||NPR 350||NPR 250 (Free for 1st Load)|
|BOK||NPR 1,000||NPR 250|
|MBL: Machhapuchchre Dollar Card||USD 10||USD 2|
|Kumari Bank: Kumari $eCom Card||NPR 500||NPR 500|
|Citizen Bank||NPR 500||NPR 500|
|Nabil Bank: Nabil iCard (Virtual)||NPR 1000||NPR 500|
|Sunrise Bank: Sunrise E-card||NPR 1000||NRP 100, OTP 100|
|NMB: NMB Dollar Card (Virtual)||NPR 500||NPR 500|
|Siddhartha Bank: Siddhartha eCom Card||NPR 1000||Not Known|
List of Banks that Provide Dollar Cards in Nepal
These are the banks that provide USD or international cards in Nepal
A Class Banks or Commercial Banks in Nepal
There are 27 commercial banks in Nepal that provide this service to their customer.
|Himalayan Bank||Sanima Bank||Standard Chartered||Nabil Bank|
|Nepal SBI Bank||Citizens Bank||Siddhartha Bank||Bank Everest Bank|
|Prabhu Commercial||Nepal Bank||Machhapuchchre Bank||Sunrise Bank|
|Bank of Kathmandu||Civil Bank||Nepal Investment Bank||Global IME|
|Nepal Bangladesh Bank||Laxmi Bank||Century Commercial Bank||Kumari Bank|
|Rastriya Banijya Bank||Mega Bank||Nepal Commerce and Credit Bank||Prabhu Bank|
|NIC Asia Bank||NMB Bank||Agriculture Development Bank|
Development or B Class Banks in Nepal
|Corporate Development Bank||Jyoti Bikas Bank||Kamana Sewa Bikas Bank||Shangri-la Development Bank|
|Excel Development Bank||Karnali Bikash Bank||Sindhu Bikas Bank||Shine Rasunga Development Bank|
|Saptakoshi Development Bank||Lumbini Bikash Bank||Sahara Bikas Bank||Narayani Development Bank|
|Green Development Bank||Mahalaxmi Bikash Bank||Salapa Bikash Bank||Muktinath Bikash Bank|
|Miteri Development Bank||Garima Bikas Bank|
Why Create Dollar Card?
Creating a dollar card is unnecessary if you do not need it. These cards can be used for entertainment purposes and work purposes as well.
How to Create Dollar Card?
Creating is easy you need to visit your bank and fill up the form and top up the amount according to your need.
Is there a limit or usage of Dollar Cards in Nepal?
Yes, you can use around $500 yearly this is the limit set by NRB if you wish to use this card.
What documents do I need to create a dollar card?
PAN card and application forms given by banks are the only documents needed.
Will I get physical or virtual dollar cards in Nepal?
It depends on the banks they might give you virtual or physical cards.
How much does it cost to create dollar cards in Nepal?
Different banks charge different amounts for issuing, renewing, and top-up (recharging cards with USD).