Our Foreign Exchange offices are able to meet your needs for virtually any foreign currency.
With the local currency in hand, you are prepared for contingencies without having to locate an open bank or foreign exchange bureau. When you return, you can conveniently exchange the foreign currency for US dollars.
Please Note (updated 3/17/2017): The government of the Republic of India announced the discontinuation of 500 and 1,000 rupee (INR) notes as legal tender, effective at midnight on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi cited the need to combat corruption and counterfeiting as the basis for eliminating India’s two largest currency notes. We have received further guidance from the Reserve Bank of India concerning the buying and selling of rupee (INR). Travelex, on behalf of BFSFCU, once again can buy rupees (INR) but is restricted to buying the new series banknotes only. Additionally, Travelex is restricted to selling only the New series banknotes in 500 and 2,000 denominations only (see examples below) with a limit of 25,000 (INR). In-person transactions at banks located in India appear be the most reliable way to exchange the discontinued notes at this time. The Credit Union will continue to post updates as the situation develops and more information is available.
Stop by the foreign currency ATM outside of our IMF HQ2 branch office to withdraw Euros, British Pounds, or Canadian Dollars.
If you live in the United States, you can now order currency online and have it delivered right to your door. Major and minor currencies are available for purchase and can be shipped to your home or office. You can even select next-day delivery.* To order currency for delivery, simply login to Online Banking and select Online Foreign Currency Delivery from the Self Service menu. Currency exchange rates applied at the BFSFCU Foreign Exchange Department may be different than online rates offered through Currency Online. Also, more currencies for immediate purchase and preferred denominations may be available in-store. Please contact the Foreign Exchange Department at (202) 212-6440 to find out which method suits your needs.