Can foreign embassies sell immovable property in India
Question: Can foreign embassies sell immovable property in India?
Raju Kanumuri: In terms of Regulation 5A of the Foreign Exchange Management (Acquisition and Transfer of Immovable Property in India) Regulations 2000, Foreign Embassies/ Diplomats/ Consulates General may purchase/ sell immovable property (other than agricultural land/ plantation property/ farm house) in India provided –
1. Clearance from the Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs has been obtained for such purchase/sale; and
2. The consideration for the acquisition of immovable property in India is paid out of funds remitted from abroad through the normal banking channels.
Q: Can residential/commercial property be mortgaged by NRI?
A: The sale proceeds of immovable property acquired by way of gift should be credited to NRO account only. From the balance in the NRO account, NRI/PIO may remit up to USD one million, per financial...
Q: How can an NRI make payment for the purchase of residential property in India?
A: Payment can be made by NRI / PIO out of :
Funds remitted to India through normal banking channels or
Funds held in NRE / FCNR (B) / NRO account maintained in India
No payment can be made...
Q: Is repatriation of the application money for booking of flat/ payment made to the builder by NRI allowed when the flat is not allowed or the booking contract is canceled?
A: The Authorised Dealers can allow NRIs / PIOs to credit refund of application/ earnest money/ purchase consideration made by the house building agencies/ seller on account of non-allotment of flat/...
Q: If the rupee loan was taken by the NRI from an authorized dealer for the purchase of a residential property can an NRI repatriate the sale proceeds of such property?
A: Yes, Authorised Dealers have been authorised to allow repatriation of sale proceeds of residential accommodation purchased by NRIs/ PIOs out of funds raised by them by way of loans from the...
Q: Can OCI holders open PPF account in India?
A: OCI holders who are living in India are considered to be residents in India. Their status is no longer that of a Non-Resident (NRI). Therefore they can 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.