Chinese UnionPay bank (ATM) card use in India

#1 Sep 9th, 2009, 15:30
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I would like to use my Chinese UnionPay bank card issued by ICBC (Industrial and Construction Bank of China) to withdraw cash (Rupees) from ATMs when we visit Delhi, Agra & Varanasi next month. Does anyone know if this will work? What is the max one can withdraw per day?

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#2 Sep 10th, 2009, 12:41
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Depends on what "network" this card is on. If it's a Visa or MasterCard, it will probably work... but I always take a backup card.

Maximum withdrawal depends on the bank machine you use.
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Wonderwomanusa--thanks for your reply.

Our card is neither VISA nor MasterCard. It is UnionPay debit card.

Thanks.
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I have seen most Bank ATM's aligned to Visa or Master in India. Not seen a single one with Union Pay... I dont think your card will work
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UnionPay debit card is most likely not going to work in ATMs in India!

I found an article in Wiki about UnionPay cards..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_UnionPay

It says the UnionPay Credit cards are affiliated with Mastercard or Visa but the Debit card works on the UnionPay network only !!

Better call your bank and confirm about this card!
#6 Sep 17th, 2009, 07:49
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sarkar--thank you so much for the info and the link. It is better to know IN ADVANCE that our China card will not work in India so we can find an alternative way to access our money.
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China Union Pay.........

hi, I am having CCB(China Construction Bank) Visa Card i think its a debit card. So, can i take money in india. If any body knows please reply as early as possible, can i take money in rupees in india.
#8 Feb 24th, 2010, 18:32
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Yes you can !

It should be an international debit card. If it's Visa or Mastercard affiliated then it's easier.

Inform your bank in advance that you shall be drawing money in India.
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Post China Union Pay.........

Yes i think its International Debit card. So, can i take money in india?
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Yes !

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