Are OCBs required to produce any certificate regarding ownership / beneficial by NRIs?
Question: Are OCBs required to produce any certificate regarding ownership / beneficial interest in them by NRIs?
Raju Kanumuri: Yes. In order to establish that the ownership/beneficial interest in any OCB held by NRIs is not less than 60%, the concerned body/ trust is required to furnish a certificate from an overseas auditor/chartered accountant/certified public accountant in form OAC where the ownership/ beneficial interest is directly held by NRIs. and in form OAC 1 where it is held indirectly by NRIs and further that such ownership interest is actually held by them and not in the capacity as nominees.
Source : Reserve Bank Of India
Q: What is meant by investment through direct subscription route?
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Q: Can NRIs invest in shares, debentures and units of mutual funds in India?
A: NRIs are permitted to make direct investments in share/debentures of Indian companies/ units of mutual funds. They are also permitted to make portfolio investments i.e. shares/debentures of Indian...
Q: What is the status of NRO/NRE accounts on the return of the account holder to India?
A: RBI has advised to re-designate such accounts on the return of the account holder to India.
Q: What steps an NRI needs to take to start investing in the Indian stock market?
A: * An NRI should open a new bank account (NRO/NRE or both) with the designated bank which is approved by RBI.
* He should apply for a general approval for investments in the Indian stock market...
Q: Can OCI holders open PPF account in India?
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Q: What are the step by step instructions to replace lost OCI card?
A: Before a lost OCI card can be replaced,
Applicants should file a police report. To apply for a replacement OCI Card, applicants will have to provide a copy of the complaint filed with the police....
Q: Can i repatriate funds in the NRI account?
A: The principal as well as the interest of the funds in an NRI account can be repatriated only if a person holds either an NRE account or an FCNR account. In case of an NRO account, only interest...
Q: Are there any prohibitions on the purpose for which loans cannot be taken?
A: The loans cannot be utilized for the purpose of re-lending or for carrying on agriculture or plantation activities or for investment in real estate business.