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NRI Deposit Scheme

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NRI Deposit Scheme

Non Resident Indians (NRIs) and person of Indian Origin have two schemes for depositing their savings with Bank of India.

These are: - Repatriable accounts

  • Foreign Currency Non Resident (FCNR) accounts and,
  • Non-Resident External (NRE) accounts,

The brief comparative features of the two schemes are :

PARTICULARS FCNR NRE
Who can open accounts NRIs NRIs
Joint accounts of two or more NRIs Permitted Permitted
Joint account with Residents Not permitted Not permitted
Nomination facility Available Available
Currency of account USD, GBP, EUR, JPY,AUD,CAD Indian Rupees
Repatriability Principal and interest repatriable Principal and interest repatriable

Type of account Term deposits Savings, Current and Term deposits
Period 12 months to 5 years 12 months to 7 years
Minimum amount USD 1,500
GBP 1,000
EUR 1,500
JPY 50,000
AUD 1,000
CAD 1,000


PARTICULARS FCNR/ NRE
Taxation (Indian taxes) Exempt from income and wealth tax Exempt from income and wealth tax
Liquidity Easy pre-mature encashment facility Easy pre-mature encashment facility
Automatic renewal facility (ARS) Available on signing of ARS agreement Available on signing of ARS agreement
Safe custody facility Available on request; compulsory with ARS Available on request; compulsory with ARS
Renewals Deposit receipt to be submitted duly discharged within 14 days from date of maturity for retrospective renewal – alternatively renewal will be with simple interest from maturity date to renewal date Deposit receipt to be submitted duly discharged within 14 days from date of maturity for retrospective renewal – alternatively renewal will be with simple interest from maturity date to renewal date