Neena Bajpai asked on 30/03/2020

Who can be a nominee in an NRI bank account?

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answered on 30/03/2020

The following people can be a nominee in an NRI Bank Account:

  • Any Resident of India
  • Any Non-Resident Indian
  • A minor (a person below 18 years of age); in this case a guardian needs to be appointed on the minor’s behalf

nominee in an NRI bank account

 

Refer to the following table to understand the process to update a nominee in the top banks in India if you haven’t added one yet:

 

All Major Banks

Process

ONLINE

OFFLINE

  • Visit Bank’s website
  • Login and go to “add nominee” option
  • Provide and verify details
  • Submit request
  • Visit Bank Branch and get nomination form (DA1)
  • Fill the form
  • Submit the filled nomination form (DA1)

Benefits of having a Nominee in an NRI Bank Account

Nomination has some essential benefits for any savings or Fixed Deposit account. The benefits are:

  • Ease of transfer of account ownership to nominee after the death of current owner
  • Settlement of other claims after death of the account owner can be done by nominee
  • No Dues certificates for loans can be handed over to the nominee

 

Also Watch: Latest Definition of NRI (2020)

Minimum Balance to open an NRI Account

Most of the Top Banks opt for an Average Quarterly Balance (AQB) or  Average Monthly Balance (AMB) to open an NRE/NRO Regular Savings Accounts. The average AQB/AMB of most of the top banks for opening a NRE/NRO Account is Rs.10,000/-:

 

Bank

NRE/NRO

IndusInd (AQB)

Rs.10,000/-

Federal (AMB)

Rs.5,000/-

Kotak (AQB)

Rs.10,000/-
RBL (AMB)

Rs.10,000/-

ICICI (AMB)

Rs.10,000/-

HDFC (AMB)

Rs.10,000/- (Metro/ Urban branches)

Rs.5,000/-(Semi-Urban/Rural Branches)

SBI (AMB)

Rs.3,000/- (Metro/ Urban branches)

Rs.2,000/-(Semi-Urban)

Rs.1,000/- (Rural Branches)

DCB (AMB)

Rs.10,000/-

AXIS (AMB)

Rs.10,000/-
SBM

0 Balance

IDFC (AMB)

Rs.25,000/-

 

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