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Foreign Currency Requirements

This is the page you need to visit when making foreign exchange transactions in our most frequently traded currencies. You’ll find important information that should be included when submitting payments, to help minimize the risk of error and potential delays.

Foreign Currency Search Tool

Use the search fields below to start your American Express® FX International Payments transaction.


*Does NOT apply to USD Payments

What is an IBAN?


When doing business across borders, you will need to use a special code to identify an account at a particular bank and branch in a specific country. This is called the International Banking Account Number, or IBAN. Using the proper IBAN helps the recipient bank to process your payment. Be sure to request the payee’s specific IBAN to ensure that the transaction runs smoothly. A full Glossary of terms can be found here.

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Existing members


Our Customer Service team is available daily from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. 1800-507-7688.



New members


New to American Express? Give us a call on 1800-507-7688. Our Customer Service team is available from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.

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Existing International Payments customers, login here