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Do I have any problem in India due to demonetization as a foreigner?
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Dr Hazrat Fatimah - Dec 18th, 2016 11:22 am.
Dr Hazrat Fatimah
Dr Hazrat Fatimah
Hi !

I am Dr Hazrat Fatimah. I want to come for laparoscopic training institute for Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery Course. I have extreme desire to learn laparoscopic surgery from Dr R K Mishra. I heard that there is demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupees notes is going on in India. Foreign tourists facing problems due to lack of awareness or is it a true crisis. I have also came to know that foreigners are facing problems due to demonetization in India. One of my friend was telling Tourists and locals all over India are struggling to find cash in the wake of demonetization. Please let us know how can I come and how you are going to help me in India. I dont want to land up in any trouble.
re: Do I have any problem in India due to demonetization as a foreigner? by Dr R K Mishra - Dec 18th, 2016 11:37 am
Dr R K Mishra
Dr R K Mishra
Dear Dr Hazrat Fatimah.

You don't have to worry about this temporary issue. Anyway we are here to help you and now enough new currency is already replaced. This was a temporary crisis which now is no more. Initially people had problem but now it is already more than one month past. Government has already injected huge amount of new currency in market. Trillions of new currencies are now available in India everywhere.

You should also remember once you are in India you are at World Laparoscopy Hospital and you are our guest. World Laparoscopy Hospital is the nearest hospital in India from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Indira Gandhi International Airport is the major gateway of India. Within 5 minutes from airport you will be at WLH. Once you are at WLH then it is our responsibility is to take care of all your problem and help you to find out Indian currency.

Please remember that India is a massive country with massive social issues that the present government is trying to deal with. Try to keep the bigger picture in mind, what India stands to gain from this bold stroke of demonetization and have some compassion, goodwill, and patience.

During this demonetization period there is no problem with credit card and debit card. You can even do bank transfer. Foreign money can also be exchanged. And second, try and see this as a learning opportunity to use plastic money. You may find that you are more resourceful or resilient than you thought. You may discover that people of India are kinder and the world is more abundant than you thought.

Please send email to m if you have any further issue.

With regard

Dr R K Mishra
Chairman and Director
World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurgaon, India
re: Do I have any problem in India due to demonetization as a foreigner? by Dr Rahul - Dec 18th, 2016 11:49 am
Dr Rahul
Dr Rahul
ATMs in Gurgaon are giving new rupee notes in windows of time, and lines are not long. Things are getting better now. The ATMs are nicely working. The lines are not big, but they do run out of money. I haven’t had any problems getting money for the past 10 days. Before that I was broke for a week.

I would recommend any surgeons or gynecologists who are coming for training to World Laparoscopy Hospital to book their accommodation in advance online and then be prepared to exchange money at the airport on arrival. Fortunately, most local super markets and stores accept foreign debit cards, and all accept American Express. Paying online or with PayTM seems to be one of the most viable options at the moment.

With regard

Dr Rahul
re: Do I have any problem in India due to demonetization as a foreigner? by Dr J S Chowhan - Dec 18th, 2016 11:56 am
Dr J S Chowhan
Dr J S Chowhan
Dear Dr Hazrat Fatimah

People think rupees are totally closed currency but actually you can bring money. Now the enough currency in there. There is no problem in foreign currency. Dollar, Euro all are working fine in India. You can walk straight into the bank and ask to see the manager. Discuss how the system for exchanging old notes for foreigners.

Although you don't have to do these things as we are always there to help you at World Laparoscopy Hospital.

Dr J S Chowhan
Associate Director
Department of Minimal Access Surgery
World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurgaon
re: Do I have any problem in India due to demonetization as a foreigner? by Sadhana Mishra - Dec 18th, 2016 12:10 pm
Sadhana Mishra
Sadhana Mishra
If a person either Foreigner or NRI Doctor happens to be in India, he or she may convert the amount like any Indians do, with proper supporting documentation. If he is at the airport, he can convert upto Rs. 25,000 without any long-term documents, perhaps except passport. And I think everybody must be carrying passport at airport and they can convert currency just on the airport itself.

Anyway I will suggest to use credit or debit card as much as possible. According to Indian law any foreign citizen may bring into India from any place outside India without limit foreign exchange subject to the condition that such person makes, on arrival in India, a declaration to the Customs authorities in Currency Declaration Form (CDF). It shall not be necessary to make such declaration where the aggregate value of the foreign exchange in the form of currency notes, bank notes or travelers cheques brought in by such person at any one time does not exceed US$10,000 (US Dollars ten thousand) or its equivalent and/ or the aggregate value of foreign currency notes brought in by such person at any one time does not exceed US$ 5,000 (US Dollars five thousand) or its equivalent.
re: Do I have any problem in India due to demonetization as a foreigner? by Dr Kuldip Sharma - Dec 23rd, 2016 10:20 am
Dr Kuldip Sharma
Dr Kuldip Sharma
In my opinion it is not demonetization. It is remonetization and magnetization. Now everything is slowly getting settled. Anyway foreigners dont have any problem.
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