Welcome to NRI Information

Now over 12 years on the web for NRIs

NRIs, OCI, PIOs will find comprehensive information on various issues that affect non-residents. Topics include Visas, OCI, Citizenship, Taxation, Property, Pensions, Customs duties, Repatriation of funds, Transfer of residence and many other articles of interest. NRI Questions in our FAQ sections are answered by V. K. Chand, the author of The NRI Guide. NRI Information is not associated with any business enterprise and is a free website. Articles of interest to NRIs will be posted free on our Espress yourself page. We welcome your feedback and thank you for your support.
Disclaimer: Information provided is for general knowledge only and should not be deemed to be professional advice. For professional advice kindly consult a professional accountant, immigration advisor or the Indian consulate. Rules and regulations do change from time to time. Please note that in case of any variation between what has been stated on this website and the relevant Act, Rules, Regulations, Policy Statements etc. the latter shall prevail. © Copyright 2006 Nriinformation.com

What is Self-Certification of

NRI Bank Account?

Why is Self-Certification of NRI bank accounts required? How NRIs abroad can complete self-certification if they have not done so to avoid their accounts being blocked.

Supreme Court Verdict on

Aadhaar Card

Supreme Court of India on September 25, 2018 finally issued a verdict on the validity and requirement of Aadhaar Card. Now not required to open bank account etc.

Tax on NRI property in India

Higher tax for those who hold two or more properties in India. NRIs tax on rental income. As per Indian Income Tax Act, there is no income tax charged on properties that are self occupied. If a person owns more than one property . . .

Pros & Cons of NRI bank

accounts

As reporting of foreign bank accounts of non-residents between governments moves forward & the requirement to provide documents repeatedly to keep NRI bank accounts increases, some NRIs may be wondering if its time to close their NRI bank accounts

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

NRI Bank Account in India?

Account details will be sent to

your home country

India will now share NRI bank account holders information with the account holders home countries. FATCA & CRS reporting requirements for USA . . .

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 . . .

Birth Registration of child

born abroad

A decision parents many Indian parents make for their foreign born children. Is registration compulsory? Options for parents when making citizenship decisions for their child

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. Taking gold jewelry in or out of India. Duty free allowances and more . . .

NRI Bank Accounts

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

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

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.

Buying Travel 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.

Car Rentals in India

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

How to Acquire Indian

Citizenship

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

Transfer from NRO to NRE

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

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 . .

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

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

Change date of birth on Indian

Passport

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

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.

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.

Money stolen from your

NRI bank account! what are

your options?

What are the chances you will get your money back? Will your bank in India help? Will you have to file a civil lawsuit against your bank to recover your money?

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

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

Documents accepted in lieu of birth

certificate

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

Are Cash payments for real

estate sales making a

comeback in India?

Despite new stringent regulations, unless everyone in India starts declaring their true income and paying taxes black money will again result in cash payments for

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.

OCI, PIO abroad can file tax

without Aadhaar Card

Government has clarified that mandatory quoting of Aadhaar shall apply only to a person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number.

Agricultural Land in India - Alert!

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 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.

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 . . .

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.

Study in India -

Foreign students

Government has clarified that mandatory quoting of Aadhaar shall apply only to a person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number.

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.

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?

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

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.

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. Can they really pay their way through college by working simultaneously.

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 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.

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!

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

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.

New Visa Rules to make

getting Indian Visa faster

In an effort to give a boost to Indian tourism and business sectors, the Government of India has given notification of new visa rules

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.

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

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.

Thousands of Crore Rs. in

Unclaimed Bank Accounts -

How to check lists

Forgotten bank accounts hold thousands of crore rupees in accounts designated as unclaimed. How to check unclaimed account lists of banks.
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Now over 12 years on the web for NRIs

NRIs, OCI, PIOs will find comprehensive information on various issues that affect non-residents. Topics include Visas, OCI, Citizenship, Taxation, Property, Pensions, Customs duties, Repatriation of funds, Transfer of residence and many other articles of interest. NRI Questions in our FAQ sections are answered by V. K. Chand, the author of The NRI Guide. NRI Information is not associated with any business enterprise and is a free website. Articles of interest to NRIs will be posted free on our Espress yourself page. We welcome your feedback and thank you for your support.
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Supreme Court Verdict on Aadhaar Card

Supreme Court of India on September 25, 2018 finally issued a verdict on the validity and requirement of Aadhaar Card. Now not required to open bank account etc.

Tax on NRI property in India

Higher tax for those who hold two or more properties in India. NRIs tax on rental income. As per Indian Income Tax Act, there is no income tax charged on properties that are self occupied. If a person owns more than one property . . .

Pros & Cons of NRI bank accounts

As reporting of foreign bank accounts of non- residents between governments moves forward & the requirement to provide documents repeatedly to keep NRI bank accounts increases, some NRIs may be wondering if its time to close their NRI bank accounts

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

NRI Bank Account in India? Account details

will be sent to your home country

India will now share NRI bank account holders information with the account holders home countries. FATCA & CRS reporting requirements for USA . . .

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 . . .

Birth Registration of child born abroad

A decision parents many Indian parents make for their foreign born children. Is registration compulsory? Options for parents when making citizenship decisions for their child

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. Taking gold jewelry in or out of India. Duty free allowances and more . . .

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

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.

Buying Travel 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.

Car Rentals in India

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

Transfer from NRO to NRE

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

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 . .

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

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

Change date of birth on Indian Passport

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

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.

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.

Money stolen from your NRI bank account!

what are your options?

What are the chances you will get your money back? Will your bank in India help? Will you have to file a civil lawsuit against your bank to recover your money?

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

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

Documents accepted in lieu of birth

certificate

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

Are Cash payments for real estate sales

making a comeback in India?

Despite new stringent regulations, unless everyone in India starts declaring their true income and paying taxes black money will again result in cash payments for

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.

OCI, PIO abroad can file tax without Aadhaar

Card

Government has clarified that mandatory quoting of Aadhaar shall apply only to a person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number.

Agricultural Land in India - Alert!

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 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.

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 . . .

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.

Study in India - Foreign students

Government has clarified that mandatory quoting of Aadhaar shall apply only to a person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number.

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.

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?

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

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.

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. Can they really pay their way through college by working simultaneously.

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 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.

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!

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

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.

New Visa Rules to make getting Indian Visa

faster

In an effort to give a boost to Indian tourism and business sectors, the Government of India has given notification of new visa rules

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.

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

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.

Thousands of Crore Rs. in Unclaimed Bank

Accounts - How to check lists

Forgotten bank accounts hold thousands of crore rupees in accounts designated as unclaimed. How to check unclaimed account lists of banks.

What is Self-Certification of NRI Bank

Account?

Why is Self-Certification of NRI bank accounts required? How NRIs abroad can complete self-certification if they have not done so to avoid their accounts being blocked.

How to Acquire Indian Citizenship

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

NRI Bank Accounts

Every thing you should know about NRI Bank Accounts in India and on return to India.
Disclaimer: Information provided is for general knowledge only and should not be deemed to be professional advice. For professional advice kindly consult a professional accountant, immigration advisor or the Indian consulate. Rules and regulations do change from time to time. Please note that in case of any variation between what has been stated on this website and the relevant Act, Rules, Regulations, Policy Statements etc. the latter shall prevail. © Copyright 2006 Nriinformation.com