Sending currency to another country can be difficult, especially if that currency is not accepted in the country you are sending it to. If you only have a small amount of Indian rupees that you want to send to London for a souvenir or a coin collector, you can try your luck with a shipping service. If you need to send a large sum of cash, you will need to use PayPal and then have the currency exchanged.
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Things you need
- PayPal account
Count how many rupees you need to send. If you are just sending a few for a souvenir or a collection, you may want to send them in the mail. Even if they get lost or stolen, it may end up costing you less than it would to wire them.
Send the rupees with PayPal if you need to send a large sum. To do this, both you and the recipient will need PayPal accounts. PayPal is a fast, safe and easy way to transfer money, but your recipient will be charge three per cent of the sum as a fee and the currency will also be converted to British pounds.
Log in to your PayPal account and click on Send Money, to send Indian rupees over PayPal. Type your recipient's e-mail address into the appropriate field. Make sure that it is the same e-mail address that his PayPal account uses.
Proceed to the field where you select how much money you will send. The money will automatically be converted to British pounds, but PayPal will tell you how much this is in your currency. If you are sending the money from an account in India, you will see how many rupees you are sending. Do not forget to add three per cent more than the recipient needs, in order to cover the PayPal fee.
Click on submit and confirm that you want to send the amount to the recipient.
Tell the recipient to take the money from his bank account to a money changer (if he absolutely needs to have a large sum of Indian rupees in London). In London, you can find a money changer at the airport and at some banks. You may be able to find a better rate at a bank, but you will likely need to order the Indian rupees in advance, since most banks won't have them on hand.
Tips and warnings
- If either you or the recipient does not have a bank account, you'll have to pay a wire transfer service to send the rupees. This can be very expensive.
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