Which is the best travel card to use in USA – SBI / HDFC / ICICI or any other?
A travel card is an ATM card issued by a bank in India which can then be used to withdraw money in the USA, and to be honest, you really don’t need one.
A travel card is recommended for those on short-term business trips to the USA. For students, it is best to pursue other options:
- Bring cash to have on hand for the first few days of expenses.
- Open a bank account in the US (You will get an ATM debit card immediately when you open the account)
- Deposit a DD or bank check into your account (Remember: DD will take 10 days to be credited to the account, so you will need to use your on hand cash).
Refer to How to Transfer Money from India to USA for more details.