A cash passport is a bank card preloaded with foreign currency and is a safe, easy and convenient way to take your spending money overseas. Absa offers you a Multi-Currency Cash Passport Card.

Protection from currency fluctuations

Fix your rate before you travel
and protect yourself from
adverse currency fluctuations. 

4 currencies on 1 bank card

Your card can be loaded with
any of the following: US dollar,
British pound, euros and/or Australian dollars.

Make budgeting easy

Using a prepaid card not only
help you stay within
your budget, but you can also
reuse it if you travel regularly.

Easy to use with our 24/7 app

Connect to and use our
integrated smartphone app
to monitor what you spend
and track your balances.

What you need to know

How does it work?
  • You need a valid ID, a passport and an air-ticket or e-ticket in your name to qualify for a cash passport.
  • If you are travelling to countries that are not in the common monetary area, you will need to provide your ID and your vehicle’s registration certificate.
  • If the currency of your cash passport differs from the currency of the country you plan to visit, additional service fees will apply.
  • As an alternative to cash passport you can use your Absa debit or credit cards.
  • Lost or stolen cards can be replaced.
  • An additional card can also be purchased, linked to the same pot of funds, for convenience.

Because Absa respects the path you choose, we have great pleasure in offering the Multi-Currency Cash Passport which caters for our customers that bank the Shari’ah compliant way.

Is there any extra security?
  • MasterCards are chip and PIN protected for increased security.
  • MasterCards have a signature panel at the back of the card.
  • Cards can be replaced if lost or stolen.

NB - When you return from your trip, any unused currency on the cards must be resold and can be done at an Absa foreign exchange branch free of commission.

Additional terms and conditions will apply


Need more help?

Let one of our consultants assist you.

Call us on:

0860 151 151

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Contact us to find your nearest Foreign Exchange Branch.