Is it mandatory to mention overseas address in account opening form?
Overseas address in NRI account opening form: Is it mandatory?
Yes. It is mandatory to mention overseas address in NRI account opening form because the verification of an overseas address makes it easy for the banks to verify your NRI Status and update an overseas communication address to smoothen the account opening process.
Can OCIs open an NRI Account?
Yes, OCIs can open NRE/NRO/FCNR accounts in India as they are entitled to similar benefits as NRIs. It is also mandatory to mention overseas address in case of an OCI. Here is an overview of the accounts for you to choose the best account as per your needs:
Factors to consider
Non Resident External (NRE) Account
|Non Resident Ordinary (NRO) Account|
Foreign Currency Non Resident (FCNR) Account
For income earned outside India
|For income earned from India (pension, rent etc.)|
Foreign Currency Investment in India
USD, GBP, EUR, JPY, CAD, AUD, SGD, HKD and CHF
Tenure of Deposits
1 year to 10 years
|7 days to 10 years|
1 year to 5 years
Up to 7.95%*
|Up to 7.30%*|
Up to 3.05%*
(transfer of money from Indian bank account to foreign bank account)
Both Principal (money invested initially) and Interest completely repatriable
|Up to a maximum of 1 million USD per financial year|
Both Principal and Interest completely repatriable
|Tax on Interest earned (not on principal amount): 30% tax + surcharge + education cess will be deducted at the source of interest earned in India|
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