Can I use UPI for international transactions?
Curious about Unified Payments Interface
No, UPI (Unified Payments Interface) is primarily designed for domestic transactions within India. It facilitates instant money transfers between Indian bank accounts. As of now, UPI cannot be used for international transactions or transfers. If you need to send money internationally, you may explore other options such as wire transfers, international remittance services, or digital payment platforms that support crossborder transactions. It's advisable to check with your bank or a trusted service provider for the available options for international money transfers.
However, UPI is accepted in few other countries as well. You can now pay foreign merchants via UPI in UAE, Singapore, Nepal and Bhutan as per mid 2023.