Section 135: Law of place of payment governs dishonour

The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

Chapter- XVI Of International Law

Section 135: Law of place of payment governs dishonour.

135. Where a promissory note, bill of exchange or cheque is made payable in a different place from that in which it is made or indorsed, the law of the place where it is made payable determines what constitutes dishonour and what notice of dishonour is sufficient.


A bill of exchange drawn and indorsed in 1[India], but accepted payable in France, is dishonoured. The indorsee causes it to be protested for such dishonour, and gives notice thereof in accordance with the law of France, though not in accordance with the rules herein contained in respect of bills which are not foreign. The notice is sufficient.


1. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and the Schedule for “the States”.

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