Which derivatives NRIs can trade in India?

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NRIs are permitted to trade in equity and currency derivative instruments in India. However, NRIs are not allowed to trade in commodity derivatives.

There are two kinds of equity derivative instruments in India. The NRIs are allowed to trade in both of them.


  1. Index Futures
  2. Stock Futures


  1. Index Options
  2. Stock Options

In Currency Derivatives, there are four permitted currency pairs for NRI investments viz. USD-INR, GBP-INR, JPY-INR, EUR-INR.


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