Demonetised notes can't be exchanged in Indian banks in China, says embassy

Beijing: Indians living in China cannot deposit the scrapped currency notes of Rs 500 and 1,000 at Indian bank branches in Beijing.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The Indian embassy in an advisory said the demonetised bank notes "cannot be deposited at branches of Indian banks located in China or Hong Kong".

One will have to authorise in writing enabling another person in India to deposit the notes into his or her bank account.

"The person so authorised has to go to the bank branch with the specified bank notes, the authority letter given by you and a valid identity proof," the embassy said.

Thousands of Indians live in China, mostly in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Of the seven India banks in Beijing, two are from the private sector.

"I couldn't be more grateful," Isha Luthra, who works in Beijing, reacted sarcastically. "I am glad I have a trip back home before 30 December," Luthra told IANS.

30 December is the last date to deposit or exchange the spiked currency.

India on 8 November announced the scrapping of Rs 500 and 1,000 rupee notes to battle corruption and black money.


Updated Date: Nov 17, 2016 12:20 PM

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