Can OCI holders open PPF account in India

Question: Can OCI holders open PPF account in India?

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Raju Kanumuri: 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.
While we are on the subject of bank accounts, technically such OCIs cannot continue to hold NRO or NRE accounts. This is because residents cannot have Non-Resident bank accounts. In such cases they are expected to re-designate their NRO accounts to Resident bank account. They can:
1.Open a resident account and move the balances of their NRO account into this account.
2. Open a RFC account (Resident Foreign Currency) and transfer the balances in their NRE account into this account.

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