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|How International tourists use Alipay(Alipay Tour Pass)?Oversea Tourists use Alipay like local|
|Dec 25, 2019 18:08|
|How International tourists use Alipay(Alipay Tour Pass)?Oversea Tourists use Alipay like local Chinese.|
Without China's bank account and local mobile phone number, it was difficult for foreigners to use all kinds of mobile payment tools in China in the past. However, since November 16, 2019, obstacles in this regard have now been removed.
At present, international users can register Alipay and start using the international bank card, Today, let me how you how use the international card on Alipay.
1. Download and register
Apple and Android users can download Alipay mobile apps in the software store, Alipay:
|Dec 25, 2019 18:10|
|Then, enter the mobile number, obtain the verification code, and confirm to use "international version", i.e. international version:|
|Dec 25, 2019 18:11|
|2. Recharge tourpass|
The principle of using Alipay by international users is to use the international bank card to recharge the TourPass wallet supported by the Bank of Shanghai, and then use the wallet to pay for the scan code of Alipay.
Open Alipay and see the "TourPass" icon at the top right side of the page.
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|Input personal information, including nationality / birthday / name / passport number, etc., and submit photos of certificates:|
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|After entering the international bank card, you can recharge RMB with foreign currency. The single recharge amount is between RMB 100-2000, which can be recharged multiple times:|
After the success of the recharge, set a 6 digit password, Alipay will generate a two-dimensional code, for each of the Alipay businesses to scan mobile payment.
Last edited by KUNGMAJOR: Dec 25, 2019 18:15
|Dec 25, 2019 18:16|
|3. Common problems|
Exchange rate and overseas handling charges
The exchange rate of Alipay TourPass is close to the real exchange rate, so there is no need to worry about exchange rate.
For international bank cards, this recharge behavior is outside consumption. Therefore, it is recommended to choose a credit card without overseas charges to recharge Alipay, such as Bank of America's Boa Travel Rewards, not only without annual fees, no overseas charges, and all consumption (including Alipay charging) can enjoy a 1.5% return without a limit.
|Dec 25, 2019 18:17|
|Scope of use|
According to Alipay official, the TourPass function can be used in all businesses that accept Alipay payment, which is not significantly different from Chinese users. However, tourpass can only be used for consumption, not for transfer between users.
Refund of balance
The balance in tourpass will be refunded to the international bank card used for recharging after 90 days of recharging. So you don't need to worry about the waste of balance. Maybe you can make a small profit due to exchange rate fluctuation:)
In China, cash or bank cards are not convenient for Alipay. With the opening of the international bank card recharge, international travelers will experience more convenient mobile payment in China, like local people.
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