MahCard - Travel Debit Card for Iran
MahCard solves the issue of carrying cash when visiting Iran.
MahCard is a travel debit card for tourists in Iran. It’s a Shetab card similar to the normal Iranian debit cards issued by Iranian banks. Card features include; ATM Withdrawal, Card to card payments, Online payments/purchases, POS machine payments, and there is no limit on the amount of funds you can load into the card.
MahCard is issued by Saman Bank.
How to order a MahCard ?
Signing up for MahCard is easy and simple; You register for an account on https://www.mahcard.com, once your profile details is completed a MahCard customer support agent will review your details and prepare your card via our partner bank.
Once your card is ready, we will arrange a delivery at your local hostel or hotel in Iran. Our customer support agent will meet you in person at your hotel or hostel and hand in your card. At the same time you can exchange your cash and transfer it to your card. Our Mah Card representative take your cash and transfer it to Iranian Rials (IRR) instantly and transfer the funds to your card while you’re waiting. The whole process takes less than 2-3 minutes.
How much does it cost?
There is only a one time €19 card issuance fee. You will NOT be charged for any transaction fees when shopping in person or online.
Where do I receive my card?
We will arrange a delivery to your hotel or hostel in Iran and hand in your card in person.
How long it takes to receive the card?
It normally takes us up to 3 business days to issue the card. So, it’s best that you sign up on the website and complete your details as soon as you decided about your travel schedule.
What will happen to the money left on my card?
If you have any money left on the card when you leave Iran, you can simply take your card to any exchange shop and ask them to charge your card with your remaining balance and then you can ask them to give you cash in your prefered currency. Any limit on how much I can load in the card?
There is no limit on how much money you can load onto your card. However, Iranian central bank regulations do not allow more than $10,000 USD or equivalent to be carried with travelers. Thus, we can only accept $10,000 USD or equivalent when loading your card.
Does MahCard have an expiration date?
To comply with Iranian central bank regulations, we have to set the cards to expire when you leave Iran. That is, your card is only valid for the length of your Iranian visa.
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