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NON-RESIDENT ORDINARY RUPEE ACCOUNT SCHEME NRO Account

SCHEDULE 3 - Regulation - FEMA - SCHEDULE 3 - SCHEDULE 3 [See Regulation 5(1) (iii)] NON-RESIDENT ORDINARY RUPEE ACCOUNT SCHEME - NRO Account 1. Eligibility (a) Any person resident outside India may open NRO account with an authorised dealer or an authorised bank for the purpose of putting through bona fide transactions in rupees not involving any violation of the provisions of the Act, rules and regulations made thereunder. (b) The operations on the accounts should not result in the account hol .....

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nce with the regulations made by Reserve Bank in this regard. NOTES: A. Opening of accounts by individuals/ entities of Pakistan nationality/ ownership requires approval of Reserve Bank. B. Opening of accounts by entities of Bangladesh ownership requires approval of Reserve Bank. C. Opening of accounts by individual/s of Bangladesh nationality may be allowed by authorised dealer or authorised bank, subject to satisfying itself that the individual/s hold a valid visa and valid residential permit .....

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accounts. The requirements laid down in the directives issued by Reserve Bank in regard to resident accounts shall apply to NRO accounts. 3. Permissible Credits/ Debits (A) Credits (i) Proceeds of remittances received in any permitted currency from outside India through banking channels or any permitted currency tendered by the account-holder during his temporary visit to India or transfers from rupee accounts of non-resident banks. (ii) Legitimate dues in India of the account holder. (iii) Tran .....

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ssued by authorised dealer banks in India to NRIs or PIOs, subject to the limits for repatriation of balances held in NRO accounts specified in regulation 4(2) of Foreign Exchange Management (Remittance of Assets) Regulations, 2016. 4. Remittance of funds held in NRO accounts Balances in NRO accounts are not eligible for remittance outside India without the general or specific approval of Reserve Bank. Funds received by way of remittances from outside India in foreign exchange which have not los .....

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maintained for a period not exceeding six months and the account has not been credited with any local funds, other than interest accrued thereon. 5. Grant of Loans/ Overdrafts A. To Account holders (i) Loans to non-resident account holders may be granted in rupees against the security of fixed deposits subject to usual norms as are applicable to resident accounts, for personal purposes or for carrying on business activities except for the purpose of relending or carrying on agricultural/ plantat .....

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9;s personal requirements and/ or business purpose and not for carrying on agricultural/ plantation activities or real estate business, or for relending. (ii) Regulations relating to margin and rate of interest as stipulated by Reserve Bank from time to time shall be complied with. (iii) The usual norms and considerations as applicable in the case of advances to trade/ industry shall be applicable for such loans/ facilities. 6. Treatment of Loans/ Overdrafts in the event of change in the residen .....

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ointly with residents on former or survivor basis. NRIs and/or PIOs may hold NRO account jointly with other NRIs and/or PIOs. 8. Operations by Power of Attorney Authorised dealers/ authorized banks may allow operations on an NRO account in terms of a Power of Attorney, provided such operations are restricted to (i) all local payments in rupees including payments for eligible investments subject to compliance with relevant regulations made by the Reserve Bank; and (ii) remittance outside India of .....

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may be prescribed by the Bank from time to time and subject to tax compliance. 9. Change of Resident Status of Account holder (a) From Resident to Non-resident When a person resident in India leaves India for a country (other than Nepal or Bhutan) for taking up employment, or for carrying on business or vocation outside India or for any other purpose indicating his intention to stay outside India for an uncertain period, his existing account should be designated as a Non-Resident (Ordinary) acco .....

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