August 14, 2017

How to Activate International Payment Function on SBI classic visa Debit card


Here is a short guide on how to activate international transactions on debit card of State Bank of India. SBI debit card are usually is used for domestic transactions in India however there is a tested method debit card for international transactions. The International Transaction fees will apply for the debit card. You can use the debit card for international transaction especially for Paypal.

Debit Card For International Transactions

Identify the debit card that you have. SBI has four debit cards. Global Visa, MasterCard, Classic Debit Card and Paywave touch.

SBI debit cards. Global Visa, MasterCard
SBI debit cards Classic Debit Card and Paywave touch
Check whether "International Debit Card" is written on the back side of the Debit card.
You can only activate International transactions if "International Debit Card" is written on the debit card.

International Debit Card

Activate POS Channel For International Usage On Debit Card

POS channel is Point of Sale Transaction that will support transaction through point of sale terminal.

Go to Online Sbi Website and Login using your credentials.

e services > ATM Card Services >ATM Card Limit/Channel/Usage Change > Select your bank account > Continue > Select Card number >Select Services > Change Channel type > Submit >Select Channel Type > POS Channel >Enable POS Channel > Submit > Enter OTP number > Submit.


Activate International Usage in Domestic Debit Card

e services > ATM Card Services >ATM Card Limit/Channel/Usage Change > Select your bank account > Continue > Select Card number >Select Services > Change Usage type > Submit > Select Usage Type > International Usage > Enable International Usage > Submit > > Enter OTP number > Submit.

Enable International Usage On Debit Card Through Mobile


Create a new message > Type SWON INTL XXXX [where XXXX is the last four digits of your card] > Send SMS to 09223966666.

Once you have done all the three above steps, wait for 1 hour and then international transaction would have been activated on your SBI debit card. You can use it for paying using Paypal.


To do transaction through PayPal, choose Pay Via Visa, Master card

Choose Pay With a Card in PayPal.
pay with a debit card paypal

Use Guest Checkout.


International financial transactions using Debit card on paypal


You can also add your debit card to Pay Pal and do transactions from there.

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