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Yes! It’s very important for safety and security to buy Forex from banks or authorized dealers like Cox & Kings Limited.
Genuineness of the currencies is assured when Foreign exchange is purchased from authorized dealers.
You get an official receipt for the purchase of foreign exchange which you may require to produce at the immigration counter in India and at the destination country.
Authorized dealers can also provide the students with endorsement of the Foreign exchange purchased on their passport.
Students should never keep all foreign exchange in a single wallet.
Distribute foreign exchange and keep it in different packets in your person.
Never keep the foreign exchange in your check-in luggage.
If possible, buy a waist pouch to keep your passport and other documents.
Buy your requirement of foreign exchange in travelers’ cheque’s and prepaid cards with maximum amount loaded on the pre-paid card.
Please carry very minimum in bank notes.
Please keep the Purchase Agreement Form (PAF) of the travelers cheque’s separately from the travelers cheque’s since the PAF contain the details of your travelers’ cheque’s and the toll free numbers to be contacted in the event of loss of travelers’ cheque’s.
Priority should always be given to security while paying tuition fees. Telegraphic transfer is the most secured way of paying tuition fees from India to universities/colleges abroad payable in Foreign Exchange.
Foreign exchange Demand Draft is another secured option available to pay tuition fees. Students can carry tuition fees through Foreign exchange demand draft in the name of their education Institution from India.
Students can also pay tuition fees through Visa prepaid cards. However, the students should check with their institution on the acceptance of these cards before traveling abroad for studies.
Students can also pay tuition fees through traveler’s cheques.
Foreign exchange Pre-paid cards are PIN protected and re-loadable from India.
Foreign exchange Pre-paid cards Safer to carry and use while on the move.
Remote reload possible with Foreign exchange Pre paid cards enabling the user to plan their expenses.
There is no extra charge for swiping the cards to make payment
Student can withdraw local currency in more than 10,00,000 VISA ATM machines anywhere in the world at minimal charges.
Foreign exchange Pre-paid card can also be used for online purchase on websites which are verified by Visa (VBV).
Students may pursue on-campus and other types of employment on approval of the school administration and as per Country policy
They are also entitled for vacation/summer jobs and Campus jobs during the vacation.
On-campus employment include teaching or research assistant, university library, dormitory dining facilities,
Laboratories and administrative offices.
Also includes employment with local commercial firms which provide jobs at stores or restaurants located in College / university premises.
Please find below details of approximate living expenses given hereunder:
Accommodation: USD 1200 per month
Food: USD 500 per month
Communication: USD 100 per month
Internet: USD 50 per month
Utilities: USD 100 per month
Travel: USD 80 per month
Study Materials: USD 60 per month
Fun: USD 25 per month
Necessary to get all the vaccinations and inoculations before travel abroad
Chest X – Ray is a must when you travel to most European countries.
Most governments do not require immunization or tests in order to obtain your F-1 or J-1 visa. However, Universal Health Service (UHS), UK does recommend certain immunizations.
Student with a pre-existing medical problem should carry a letter from the attending physician describing the medical condition
Any prescription medications including the generic names of prescribed drugs.
Any medications being carried overseas should be left in their original containers and be clearly labeled.
Students should check with the embassy of the country they are traveling to make sure that the required medications are not considered to be illegal narcotics.
Student should take extra precaution whilst packing and should ideally be one week prior to the actual travel date.
Attested and certified official academic certificates along with English translations wherever required.
A copy of your address book / telephone diary
Copies of Medical history records including immunization, prescriptions, eyeglasses and insurance policy.
Extra photocopies of passport, air tickets, visa etc apart from the originals in your handbag.
Academic documents like books, course catalogue, admission letter and other materials you received from school or college.
Sewing kit, mobile charger (UK 220 Volts, USA 110 Volts and Europe/ France 110 Volts/220 Volts), first aid kit, alarm clock, toiletries, lock for your luggage, calculator and spare batteries.
Clothing should include shoes, coats, towels, leather chappals, pajamas, shorts, t-shirts, winter clothing like woolen clothes, sweater and rain gear.
Vessels like pressure cooker, kadai, dish, spoon, frying pan, storage vessel.
Label your entire luggage with your name and address of your college or university (inside and outside)
Check and re-check the total weight of your luggage before you leave for airport as it should be within the specified limit given by the airline.
Photo Copy of the passport
Photo Copies of the medical, bank, college and travel documents.
Photo Copies of foreign exchange transaction invoices, Chartered Accountant certificate, bank statements etc.
Details of the student’s overseas address and phone details.
Copy of Purchase Agreement Form (PAF) of the travelers cheques purchased and details of pre-paid cards purchased by the student.
Inform the immigration officer that you are a student.
Keep passport, SEVIS form, arrival-departure record form and customers declaration form ready.
Reconfirm if the inspecting officer has stamped your SEVIS form on duration status (D/S) for “F” Visa holders.
Reconfirm if the inspecting officer has stamped your SEVIS form for 30 days beyond program end date for “M” Visa holders.
Reconfirm if the inspecting officer has stamped the arrival-departure record form (I-94) and stapled it with the passport. After completing the visa and immigration formalities, you can go to collect your baggage.
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