Q.1112 Pensioners Life Certificate for USA based NRI

Question: Sir, I am getting Kerala Govt. pension from Kottayam treasury..Can I submit life certificate notarized from a notary public where I am residing in U.S.A to get my pension . Answer: NRI pensioners who receive Indian pensions and are required to furnish a life certificate every year in November can submit life certificate issued by: 1. an authorized official of the Embassy/High Commission of India or 2. a Notary Public or 3. an Officer of an Indian Authorized Bank, for example banks such as State Bank of India branch abroad A large number of non-resident pensioners settled abroad permanently I assume get life certificate yearly from Indian consulates in their jurisdiction. There is generally no fee charged by the Indian consulates for this service but a visit is required. Regarding submission of life certificate by Indian Pensioners, here is what the amendment to Para 15.2 (P-11 of Scheme Booklet 4th Edition, 3rd Dec. 2004) dated 30-06-2011 states: A pensioner not resident in India in respect of whom his duly authorized agent produces a life certificate signed by a Magistrate, a Notary, a Banker or a Diplomatic Representative of India is exempted from special appearance. To view this document Click HERE Note: The above mentioned Amendment to Para 15.2 applies to central govt pensioners. State governments rules may differ. Check with your pension provider what is acceptable. Generally life certificate from Indian consulates is preferable than a document obtained from a foreign notary. Indian consulate stamped documents are recognized across India.
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Q.1112 Pensioners Life

Certificate for USA based NRI

Question: Sir, I am getting Kerala Govt. pension from Kottayam treasury..Can I submit life certificate notarized from a notary public where I am residing in U.S.A to get my pension . Answer: NRI pensioners who receive Indian pensions and are required to furnish a life certificate every year in November can submit life certificate issued by: 1. an authorized official of the Embassy/High Commission of India or 2. a Notary Public or 3. an Officer of an Indian Authorized Bank, for example banks such as State Bank of India branch abroad A large number of non-resident pensioners settled abroad permanently I assume get life certificate yearly from Indian consulates in their jurisdiction. There is generally no fee charged by the Indian consulates for this service but a visit is required. Regarding submission of life certificate by Indian Pensioners, here is what the amendment to Para 15.2 (P-11 of Scheme Booklet 4th Edition, 3rd Dec. 2004) dated 30- 06-2011 states: A pensioner not resident in India in respect of whom his duly authorized agent produces a life certificate signed by a Magistrate, a Notary, a Banker or a Diplomatic Representative of India is exempted from special appearance. To view this document Click HERE Note: The above mentioned Amendment to Para 15.2 applies to central govt pensioners. State governments rules may differ. Check with your pension provider what is acceptable. Generally life certificate from Indian consulates is preferable than a document obtained from a foreign notary. Indian consulate stamped documents are recognized across India.
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