Which segments are available for trading to the NRIs in India?

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NRIs are allowed to trade only in following trading segments in the India Stock Market:

  1. Equity Delivery
  2. Equity Derivatives (F&O)
  3. Currency Derivatives (F&O)

Note: NRIs are NOT permitted to do intradaytrading (day trading) in equity or derivatives.


  • To invest in stocks on a repatriation basis, you need NRE Bank Account with PIS permission.
  • To invest in F&O on a repatriation basis, you need PIS permission and CP Code from clearing agency.
  • To invest in stocks or trading in F&O on a non-repatriation basis, you just need an NRO Bank Account linked to your trading and demat account. You don't need PIS permission or CP Code.


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