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Power of Attorney  - POA

NRI sending POA to India

Complete information on NRIs sending Power of Attorney to India, Consulate attestation - Registration of POA, Tips on preparing POA document  . . .

Must US NRI Report

Indian Property - FATCA

Effect of FATCA on property held in India by US NRIs. Is property disclosure required . . .

What & When foreign

assets must be reported

to IRS under FATCA

What assets are required to be reported and what is exempt from such reporting under FATCA rules

How to send money from

India to a foreign country

Everything about sending money from India to a foreign country without requiring RBI approval. What you should know about repatriation. Schemes under which you can remit funds abroad.

Duty Free Allowance

changes in India

Duty free baggage allowances for passengers arriving in India have been changed. Instead of Rs. 35,000 now Rs. 45,000 worth of goods is allowed. Check out the latest changes . . .

Complete OCI

Information

Everything you need to know  about OCI. The benefits of getting OCI. Who  can apply for a OCI card and what  is the procedure. Step by step instructions . . .

PAN Card for NRIs

Do NRIs really need a PAN card? Myths about your PAN Card. Everything you need about PAN cards. How to get a PAN card from abroad.

Don’t end up buying a

stolen car

The used car you buy in India may turn out to have an outstanding loan! Worst case,  you could end up buying a stolen car! Taxes &  US Green card holders Taxes & UK Citizens in India Taxes & Canadian NRIs in India Australian NRIs in India Taxes Wealth Tax information for NRIs

How to get a driving

license in India

How do you get a driving license in India. Smart card driving licenses are now being issued in major cities of India.

Person of Indian Origin -

PIO Card Scheme

canceled by govt.

What exactly is a PIO card, Are you a PIO if you do not have a PIO card. Who can apply and how to apply for a PIO card  

Resolving Problems with

your bank in India

How to resolve banking disputes with your Indian Banks Information & Tips on how to approach banks with complaints

Reverse Immigration

NRIs Returning to India: The improving economic situation in India and the increase in unemployment levels in many western countries, has resulted in many NRIs already returning to India.

Illegal Immigration

Many countries are now facing problems with illegal immigrants. Yet potential immigrants continue to become victims of unscrupulous immigration consultants. Instead of legally immigrating they find themselves trapped in a foreign country.

How much money can

students make abroad?

Paying their way through university is often heard from students abroad. How much money can foreign students make. What type of jobs can foreign students expect to get while studying abroad? can they really pay their way through college by working simultaneously

Choosing Medical Health

Insurance

Medical  costs in India are rising, as Indians seek to protect themselves with medical insurance, are they wasting their money? Checklist for choosing a medical health insurance company . . .

Taking a car to India from

Dubai

CIF Value used for customs duty on car’s in India taken by NRIs. Depreciation allowed when calculating used car value

Procedure to repatriate

pension & information for

NRI pensioners

Pensioners who are currently receiving pensions in India and move abroad permanently or acquire foreign citizenship  can have their pension sent abroad to them. Furthermore, NRIs/PIOs who do not maintain NRO Account and have no taxable income in India  need not submit a Chartered Accountant’s certificate for remitting their current income like pension

Currency notes of Rs. 500 & 1000 Banned

Government of India has banned currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 effective midnight November 8, 2016. All banks in India will be closed tomorrow.

Latest info on India’s Currency Ban

How NRIs having banned currency can exchange their money for new Rs. 500 & Rs. 2000 notes.

NRIs taking gold jewelery to India may

become easier

The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) is supposedly preparing a new set of guidelines so as to make it easier at customs entry points to bring in valuable jewelry only for personal use under the baggage rules.  NRIs who take jewelry to attend weddings etc. while visiting India often face problems carrying jewelry. Indian Customs authorities are aware of the problems faced by NRIs and some positive changes in this regard may be forthcoming in the near future. Status of NRI bank accounts in India after NRIs returning to India Accounts such as NRO, NRE & FCNR must be closed but returning NRI can continue to keep foreign currency in other bank accounts . . .

Status of PIO Card Holders now!

Information on the current situation of PIO Cards. Traveling to India on the basis of your PIO card . . .

Changes to OCI & PIO

 The Government of India announced several changes to the OCI & PIO schemes. Here are some of the changes that have come into effect . . .

Car Imports by NRI - Taking car to India

from abroad

Information and guide on who can take a car to India and the procedure involved. Customs duty and depreciation allowed on car taken to India

Selecting a school in India, which

syllabus is best!

Parents trying to select a school in India may have to decide which school syllabus they want their child to follow. Information on study courses . . .

Requirement to Transfer OCI Visa to

New Passport

The requirement to carry your old passport showing the OCI ‘U’ visa has been discontinued by the govt of India. As of January 29, 2015. 

Is your money safe in Indian Banks?

Twenty three financial institutions failed in India in the year 2009 - 2010. So far for the financial year 2011-2012 three financial institutions. How much gold can be taken to India and duty exemption on gold Has the 10 Kg allowance on gold import  been reduced  to 1 Kg now. How much gold can be taken to India without paying any customs duty?  

Taking Gold - Problem at airport

Problem at airport with customs duty when taking gold to India A reader shares his experience at Hyderabad airport in India.

20 to 25% off on NRI Property Purchase!

Now is the time for NRIs to buy property in India and save almost 25% instantly if  paying in foreign currency

Indian Residents can send money

abroad legally . . .

Not only NRIs but even Indian residents can send money abroad legally from India for various purposes and even for gifts and donations File Police complaint (FIR) on-line Filing a police complaint in India on-line has been announced quite a few times, Is this really possible?

Foreign doctors working in India

How foreign doctors can get approval to practice medicine in India. Foreign doctors can work in India provided they fulfill two conditions . . .

How you can lose your Indian

Citizenship!

Those who acquire Indian citizenship can under some situations lose their citizenship. The government of Indian can revoke your citizenship under some 

Study in India - Foreign students

India has become a recognized center for education today. Rules and regulations for foreign students and children of NRIs to  study in India.

How to Replace OCI Card

Lost or damaged your OCI Card? Filing a police report, interview for new documents, applicable fee and where to apply. Here are step by step instructions on replacing your OCI documents. Easy to follow step by step procedure.

Passport Surrender

Surrender rules and information on how to get a surrender or renunciation certificate.

Canadians retiring in India - Canadian

Pensions payable abroad

 Canadian government pensions that are payable for Canadian retires who chose to retire in India. Benefits available or lost if retiring abroad . . .

Agricultural Land in India

Be alert when buying agricultural land in India. Buying agricultural land that may be converted to residential land.  NRIs who own agricultural land prior to becoming NRI can continue to hold land, no requirement to sell . . .  

How to Acquire

Indian Citizenship

How to acquire Indian citizenship, Information on the various modes by which Indian citizenship can be acquired.

How to Transfer from NRO

to NRE bank account

Procedure to transfer money from your NRO bank account to your NRE bank account in India . . .

Repatriate money from

sale of property - Transfer

funds abroad

How to transfer money from the sale of property to your bank abroad. Legal method to repatriate money from India to a foreign destination . . .

Capital gain on sale of

property if  indexing

number not available

Calculating capital gain on sale of property purchased prior to 1980 when cost inflation index number is not available. Fair market value calculating

Car Rentals in India

Documents required to rent a car in India. What to do in case of an accident . . .

NRI Bank Accounts

Every thing you should know about NRI Bank Accounts in India and on return to India

Government grants for

new business

Governments offer grants and incentives to help new business entrepreneurs as it helps job creation. In India both the central and state governments offer incentives such as cheap land, loans at favorable rates.

Elderly Parents Going

Abroad Do a

Reality Check!

Parents planning on moving overseas to live with their children who are presently settled abroad. Before you dispose off your property and burn your bridges,

Medical Insurance in India?

Buying travel medical insurance in India can sometimes turn out to be quite an ordeal. Buying insurance from the country you visit can help with speedy claims . . . Before you buy Travel Medical Insurance in India Read this article.

US Citizens in India

Taxation

US citizens living in India  are expected to file their US taxes every year. Not complying with US tax laws can turn out to  be a costly affair . .

Tax on NRI property in

India

Higher tax for those who hold two or more properties in India. NRIs tax on rental income . . .

Taking Jewelry to India

Taking Jewelry to India from abroad. Customs duty on gold in India. Taking gold jewelry to India for personal use. Tips for NRIs who take gold to India. NRI Articles Tax in India on Gifted Property How to easily transfer money from India NRI Inheriting property in India How to easily calculate capital gains . . .

Problems finding OCI

documentation? - Get a

Nativity Certificate

Having difficulty getting documentation to prove your Indian origin? There is an alternative to get other type of documentation to prove your relationship to your ancestors, even if they left India before several years ago. 

Change date of birth on

India Passport

Information on changing date of birth on your Indian passport. Making corrections to Indian passport . . .

Taking gold to India and

Customs duty in India . . .

Taking gold to India and how much customs duty that one has to pay on arrival in India is one of the frequent questions being asked by many NRIs across the world.  Rules keep changing 

Get a government ID card

in India for Rupees 250

Not having proof of identity or  proof of address in India  makes it next to impossible form many people to avail some important services. Here is a proof of address for just Rs. 250 

Canadians get 10 year visa

& e-visa for India

PM Mr. Modi announces 10 year visa for Canadians similar to USA citizens. From May 1, 2015 Canadians will be included in the list of countries eligible for the previously announced visa on arrival scheme e- Tourist Visa.

Documents accepted in

lieu of birth certificate

Baptism certificate and other documents that are accepted as proof of Indian origin if birth certificate missing. PAN Card Exemption for NRIs Instead of applying for PAN , NRIs can legally claim an exemption from producing PAN when conduction a transaction the requires a PAN . . .

Countries Accepting

Immigrant's

Which countries today are accepting new immigrants? Which country should you immigrate to? Don’t get scammed by questionable immigration consultants and end up as an illegal immigrant    
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Welcome to NRI Information. Here you will find comprehensive information on various NRI issues that matter to most people of South Asian origin living across the globe. NRI Information provides information & useful tips for NRIs, OCI & PIOs. Whether it is information on Visas, OCI, Dual Taxation, Property, Pensions, Customs duties or Repatriation of funds abroad, you will find various solutions and informative articles on this website. We now have almost 1000 questions with answers in our FAQ section on various NRI related issues. We are proudly celebrating our 10th year of publication and thank all our visitors for their support.  NRI Questions in our FAQ sections are answered by V. K. Chand the author of The NRI Guide. We welcome your feedback and thank you for your support.

Currency notes of Rs. 500 & 1000

Banned

Government of India has banned currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 effective midnight November 8, 2016. All banks in India will be closed tomorrow.

Latest info on India’s Currency Ban

How NRIs having banned currency can exchange their money for new Rs. 500 & Rs. 2000 notes.

Power of Attorney  - NRI sending POA to

India. Prepare - Attest - Register in India

Complete information on NRIs  sending Power of Attorney to India, Consulate attestation. Registration of POA, Tips on preparing POA

Visa on Arrival for Medical Treatment in

India

Fast track visa for those seeking medical treatment in India coming soon. Similar to the electronic tourist visa on arrival (e-TV) announced in November 2014 by the government of India, a similar e – medical visa is in the pipeline for foreigners seeking medical treatment in India. The current E-Visa which is valid for a period of 30 days may also be extended to 60 days and allow more than one entry instead of the single entry currently allowed.

How to send money from India to a foreign

country

Everything about sending money from India to a foreign country without requiring RBI approval. What you should know about repatriation. Who can remit funds abroad and how much? Schemes under which money in foreign exchange can be sent abroad from India.

Must US NRI Report Indian Property under

FATCA . . .

Effect of FATCA on property held in India by US NRIs. Is property disclosure required . . . Car Imports by NRI - Taking car to India from abroad Information and guide on who can take a car to India and the procedure involved. Customs duty and depreciation allowed on car taken to India Selecting a school in India, which syllabus is best! Parents trying to select a school in India may have to decide which school syllabus they want their child to follow. Information on study courses .

No Requirement to Transfer OCI Visa to

New Passport

The requirement to carry your old passport showing the OCI ‘U’ visa has been discontinued by the govt of India. As of January 29, 2015.  Status of NRI bank accounts in India after nri’s returning to India Accounts such as NRO, NRE & FCNR must be closed but returning NRI can keep foreign currency PIO Card Holders:  Information on the current situation of PIO Cards. Traveling to India on the basis of your PIO card . . . Changes to OCI & PIO made by the Government of India in 2015.

Documents accepted in lieu of birth

certificate

Baptism certificate and other documents that are accepted as proof of Indian origin if birth certificate missing

Duty Free Allowance changes

in India

Duty free baggage allowances for passengers arriving in India have been changed. Instead of Rs. 35,000 now Rs. 45,000 worth of goods is allowed. Check out the latest changes . . .

Is your money safe in Indian Banks?

Twenty three financial institutions failed in India in the year 2009 - 2010. So far for the financial year 2011- 2012 three financial institutions                 

NRI Taking Car to India?

Rules and regulations on taking car to India. Information on importing car. Rules for taking car to India from abroad, customs duty applicable  . . .

Taking Gold - Problem at airport

Problem at airport with customs duty when taking gold to India A reader shares his experience at Hyderabad airport in India.

How much gold can be taken to India and

duty exemption on gold

Has the 10 Kg allowance on gold import  been reduced  to 1 Kg now. How much gold can be taken to India without paying any customs duty?  

NRI Bank Accounts

Every thing you should know about NRI Bank Accounts in India and on return to India

20 to 25% off on NRI Property Purchase!

Now is the time for NRIs to buy property in India and save almost 25% instantly if  paying in foreign currency 

File Police complaint (FIR) online 

Filing a police complaint in India on-line has been announced quite a few times, Is this really possible?

How to Replace OCI Card

Lost or damaged your OCI Card? Filing a police report, interview for new documents, applicable fee and where to apply. Here are step by step instructions on replacing your OCI documents. Easy to follow step by step procedure. Tax on NRI property in India  Higher tax for those who hold two or more properties in India. NRIs tax on rental income . . . 

Don’t end up buying a stolen

car

The used car you buy in India may turn out to have an outstanding loan and you may be responsible for repaying the outstanding loan. Worst case,  you could end up buying a stolen car!

Foreign doctors working in India

How foreign doctors can get approval to practice medicine in India . . . 

PIO scheme canceled. PIO cards now will

be OCI . . .

PIO card scheme has been withdrawn by the Government of India. All existing PIO cards will be deemed to be OCI.

Taking gold to India and Customs duty in

India . . .

Taking gold to India and how much customs duty that one has to pay on arrival in India is one of the frequent questions being asked by many NRIs across the world.  Rules keep changing 

Government grants for new business

Governments offer grants and incentives to help new business entrepreneurs as it helps job creation. In India both the central and state governments offer incentives such as cheap land, loans at favorable rates, exemption form taxes etc.

Medical Insurance in India?

Buying travel medical insurance in India can sometimes turn out to be quite an ordeal. Buying insurance from the country you visit can help with speedy claims . . . Before you buy Travel Medical Insurance in India Read this article. NRI Articles TAX IN INDIA ON GIFTED PROPERTY HOW TO EASILY TRANSFER MONEY FROM INDIA NRI INHERITING PROPERTY IN INDIA HOW TO CALCULATE CAPITAL GAINS Passport Surrender Surrender rules and information on how to get a surrender or renunciation certificate.

Elderly Parents Going Abroad Do a Reality

Check!

Parents planning on moving overseas to live with their children who are presently settled abroad. Before you dispose off your property and burn your bridges,

PAN Card Exemption for NRIs

Instead of applying for PAN , NRIs can legally claim an exemption from producing PAN when conduction a transaction the requires a PAN . . .

Study in India - Foreign students

India has become a recognized center for education today. Rules and regulations for foreign students and children of NRIs to  study in India.

Get a government ID card in India for

Rupees 250

Not having proof of identity or  proof of address in India  makes it next to impossible form many people to avail some important services. Here is a proof of address for just Rs. 250 

Problems finding OCI documentation? -

Get a Nativity Certificate

Having difficulty getting documentation to prove your Indian origin? There is an alternative to get other type of documentation to prove your relationship to your ancestors, even if they left India before several years ago. 

How you can lose your Indian Citizenship!

Those who acquire Indian citizenship can under some situations lose their citizenship. The government of Indian can revoke your citizenship under some 

US Citizens in India Taxation

US citizens living in India are expected to file their US taxes every year. Not complying with US tax laws can turn out to be a costly affair . .

Indian Residents can send money abroad

legally . . .

Not only NRIs but even Indian residents can send money abroad legally from India for various purposes and even for gifts and donations

Taking Jewelry to India

Taking Jewelry to India from abroad. Customs duty on gold in India. Taking gold jewelry to India for personal use.  Tips for NRIs who take gold to India.

Complete OCI Information

Everything you need to know  about OCI. The benefits of getting OCI. Who  can apply for a OCI card and what  is the procedure. Step by step instructions . . .

PAN Card for NRIs

Do NRIs really need a PAN card? Myths about your PAN Card. Everything you need about PAN cards. How to get a PAN card from abroad. Taxes &  US Green card holders Taxes & UK Citizens in India Taxes & Canadian NRIs in India Australian NRIs in India Taxes Wealth Tax information - NRIs

How to get a driving license in India

How do you get a driving license in India. Smart card driving licenses are now being issued in major cities of India.

Person of Indian Origin - PIO Cards

What exactly is a PIO card, Are you a PIO if you do not have a PIO card. Who can apply and how to apply for a PIO card  

Resolving Problems with your bank in

India

How to resolve banking disputes with your Indian Banks Information & Tips on how to approach banks with complaints

Canadians retiring in India - Canadian

Pensions payable abroad

 Canadian government pensions that are payable for Canadian retires who chose to retire in India. Benefits available or lost if retiring abroad . . .

Reverse Immigration

NRIs Returning to India: The improving economic situation in India and the increase in unemployment levels in many western countries, has resulted in many NRIs already returning to India.

Illegal Immigration

Many countries are now facing problems with illegal immigrants. Yet potential immigrants continue to become victims of unscrupulous immigration consultants. Instead of legally immigrating they find themselves trapped in a foreign country  

How much money can students make

abroad?

Paying their way through university is often heard from students abroad. How much money can foreign students make. What type of jobs can foreign students expect to get while studying abroad? can they really pay their way through college by working simultaneously 

Choosing Medical Health Insurance

Medical  costs in India are rising, as Indians seek to protect themselves with medical insurance, are they wasting their money? Checklist for choosing a medical health insurance company . . . How to Acquire Indian Citizenship How to acquire Indian citizenship, Information on the various modes by which Indian citizenship can be acquired. Taking a car to India from Dubai CIF Value used for customs duty on car’s in India taken by NRIs. Depreciation allowed when calculating used car value Agricultural Land in India Be alert when buying agricultural land in India converted to residential land 

Countries Accepting Immigrant's

Which countries today are accepting new immigrants? Which country should you immigrate to? Don’t get scammed by questionable immigration consultants and end up as an illegal immigrant in a foreign country

Canadians get 10 year visa & e-visa for

India May 2015

PM Mr. Modi announces 10 year visa for Canadians similar to USA citizens. From May 1, 2015 Canadians will be included in the list of countries eligible for the previously announced visa on arrival scheme e- Tourist Visa.
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