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NRI Corner

Who is a Non-Resident Indian (NRI)?
A non-resident Indian (NRI) is an Indian citizen or a person of Indian origin who stays abroad for employment, business or vocation outside India, or stays abroad under circumstances indicating an uncertain duration.

Who is a Person of Indian Origin (PIO)?
A Person of Indian Origin means a citizen of any country (other than Bangladesh or Pakistan), if the person: (a) at any time held an Indian passport; or (b) or the persons parents or grandparents were citizens of India; or (c) is a spouse of an Indian citizen, or of a person referred to in (a) or (b) above.

Other terms with vaguely the same meaning are overseas Indian and expatriate Indian. In common usage, this often includes Indian-born individuals (and also people of other nations with Indian ancestry) who have taken the citizenship of other countries.

According to Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, India has the second largest diaspora in the world after Overseas Chinese . The overseas Indian community estimated at over 25 million is spread across every major region in the world.

Who is a Foreign Institutional Investor (FII)?
An FII is an institution established or incorporated outside India which proposes to invest in Indian securities and is registered with SEBI.

Who is an Overseas Corporate Body (OCB) ?
An OCB includes overseas companies, partnership firms, societies and other corporate bodies owned predominantly by non-resident persons of Indian nationality or origin outside India.

Can an NRI maintain a bank account in India?
Yes. NRIs can maintain accounts in rupees as well as in foreign currency.

What types of rupee accounts may NRIs maintain?
There are 4 types:
1. Non-resident (External) Rupee Accounts (NRE)
2. Non-Resident (Special) Rupee (NRSR) Account
3. Ordinary Non-resident Rupee Accounts (NRO)
4. Non-resident (Non-repatriable) Rupee deposit accounts (NRNR)

What are NRE, NRO and FCNR accounts?

Non-Resident (External) Rupee (NRE). This is a Rupee account from which funds are freely repatriable. It can be opened with either funds remitted from abroad or local funds which can be remitted abroad.

Non-Resident Ordinary Rupee (NRO). This is a Rupee account and can be opened with funds either remitted from abroad or generated in India. These funds are non-repatriable. However, under certain circumstances, these are allowed to be repatriated.

Fully Convertible Non-Resident Rupee (FCNR). This account is similar to the NRE account except that the funds are held in foreign currencies and can be maintained in Pound Sterling,U.S. Dollar, Euro and Japanese Yen. FCNR accounts can be maintained only in the form of term deposits, i.e. a deposit kept for fixed periods ranging from 6 months to 3 years.

How do NRE, NRO and NRSR accounts differ?
Balances held in NRE accounts can be repatriated abroad freely, whereas funds in NRSR and NRO account cannot be normally remitted abroad but have to be used only for local payments in rupees. Consequently, funds remitted from abroad or local funds which can otherwise be remitted abroad to the accountholder can only be credited to NRE accounts.


How do mutual funds help you to invest better? Mutual funds can provide you products that can meet your financial goals with relatively lesser risk.
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 08:36:58 +0530


Neogen Chemicals files IPO papers with Sebi The initial share sale comprises fresh issuance of shares aggregating up to Rs 70 crore and an offer for sale of up to Rs 29 lakh by the company#39;s promoters, according to the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) filed with Sebi.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 18:26:14 +0530


PNB MetLife gets Sebi#39;s go-ahead for IPO The insurer, which had approached the regulator in July seeking its clearance to launch IPO, obtained Sebi#39;s "observations" on November 2, as per the latest update with the market watchdog.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:17:04 +0530


Penna Cement files Rs 1,550-cr IPO papers with Sebi The IPO comprises fresh issuance of shares worth up to Rs 1,300 crore, besides, an offer for sale of up to Rs 250 crore by company#39;s promoter PR Cement Holdings, according to the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) filed with Sebi.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:40:04 +0530


AGS Transact Technologies gets Sebi#39;s go-ahead for Rs 1,000-cr IPO The company, which had filed its draft papers with Sebi in August seeking its clearance to float an initial share-sale, obtained its "observations" on October 26, latest update with the markets watchdog showed.
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:12:06 +0530


Bharat Hotels, Spandana Sphoorty get Sebi#39;s go-ahead for IPO Bharat Hotels and Spandana Sphoorty obtained the regulator#39;s "observations" on October 12, latest update with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) showed.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:34:05 +0530


New Listing: Aavas Financiers closes 3% higher at Rs 771 on Day 1 The share price closed at Rs 771 against issue price of Rs 821 on the National Stock Exchange.
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 17:02:46 +0530


Weak Listing: Aavas Financiers debuts at Rs 746, 9% discount to IPO price The listing was on expected lines due to weak market conditions and sharp correction in NBFCs including housing finance companies after ILFS-led liquidity fear and high valuations.
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:06:00 +0530