NRI Repatriable Demat Account

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A demat account in India with sub-status as NRI Repatriable. This demat account is liked with an NRE Bank Account which is fully repatriable.

An NRI Repatriable Demat Account is an ordinary demat account with sub-status as 'NRI Repatriable'. This account is mandatory for NRIs to invest their foreign earnings in Indian Stock Market.

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NRI Demat Account

 

A demat account holds securities like stocks, Mutual Funds, IPO shares, etc. in electronic form. It is similar to a bank account but instead of keeping money, it holds securities.

A demat account must be linked with an NRI Bank account. All the proceeds from selling in securities, bonuses and dividends earned, etc., are automatically credited to this linked NRE bank account.

There are 2 types of bank accounts for NRI; NRE (Non-Resident External) and NRO (Non-Resident Ordinary). An NRE bank account is opened to manage money earned abroad. The funds in the account are fully repatriable i.e. can be transferred abroad.

The NRI Repatriable Demat Account must be linked with an NRE Bank Account. This account is also called an NRE Demat Account.

As per RBI regulations, an NRI has to open 2 separate demat accounts for repatriable and non-repatriable investments.

An NRE Demat account is also called a repatriable Demat account. This is because all the proceeds from the sale of securities and gains from investments can be transferred abroad.

NRE Demat Account (Repatriable) Key Facts

  • NRE Demat account must be linked with an NRE Bank Account.
  • NRIs need to open 2 separate demat accounts for repatriable and non-repatriable investments.
  • NRE Demat accounts are also called repatriable Demat accounts.
  • All the proceeds from the sale of securities and profits from investments can be transferred abroad.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. What is a repatriable demat account?

    A repatriable demat account is an NRI demat account linked with an NRE bank account. All the proceeds from selling securities and profits from investments that are credited to the NRE bank account can be transferred abroad.

    The demat account is an online account. It holds securities like stocks, mutual funds, ncds, bonds, etc. in electronic form. A demat account is similar to a bank account. It holds securities instead of money.

     

  2. 2. What is the difference between NRE & NRO demat account?

    NRE vs NRO Demat Account

    NRE demat account is for investments on a repatriation basis and the NRO demat account is for investments on a non-repatriation basis. NRE demat is linked with NRE Bank Account (PIS or Non-PIS) whereas the NRO Demat is linked with the NRI Non-PIS account.

     

    NRE demat account

    NRO demat account

    Purpose

    For investments on repatriation basis

    For investments on non-repatriation basis

    Type of linked bank account

    NRE Bank Account

    NRO Bank Account

    Repatriation of Funds

    Full Repatriable

    The principal amount is repatriable after taxation. You can transfer up to USD 1 million in a financial year. Interest earned is repatriable. TDS is deducted.

     

  3. 3. How do I transfer securities from an NRE to NRO demat account?

    The transfer of shares from an NRE Demat Account to NRO Demat Account is not permitted. Shares purchased under PIS (NRE demat account) shall be sold on stock exchange only. Such Shares cannot be transferred.

    Note:

    • NRE demat account is linked to NRE Bank Accounts (PIS). The dividend credited for the securities held in NRE Demat Account is freely repatriable.
    • NRO demat account is linked to NRO Bank Accounts (Non-PIS). The dividend credited for the securities held in NRO Demat Account is repatriable.As per laws, repatriation of funds up to USD 1 million per year is allowed, along with other assets for NRIs/ PIOs.

    Both of these accounts have different compliance, tax obligations, and repatriability.

     

  4. 4. How to open NRI Demat account?

    An NRI Demat account can be opened by approaching any bank, stockbroker, or depository participant (DP).

    An NRI is required to fill in the Demat account opening form and submit/send it to the respective office along with the below documents and account opening fees.

    1. Filled account opening form signed by all the holders.
    2. PIS permission letter from the bank (issued by RBI).
    3. Photographs of all the holders with signatures across the photo.
    4. PAN Card copy for all holders.
    5. Overseas address proof for all the holders.
    6. Cancelled cheque of the linked NRE/NRO Bank account specified in the form.
    7. Photograph and signature of the nominee (for nomination facility).

    The documents submitted should be self-attested and notarized by an Indian embassy or any other competent authority. Kindly note that the above documents are a generic list for reference and the actual requirement may differ a bit based on the broker, bank, or DP.

     


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