Ask, Answer & Discover

Latest Questions

Q: Can a minor apply for Indian visa with expired OCI?

A: OCI does not simply expire! it can be revoked by the Government of India or Renounced by the OCI holder. Re-issue of OCI due to change of passport of children is probably required to update the...

Q: Proof of stay in India when applying for Indian citizenship?

A: Details of address in India for last nine years is generally asked for on the citizenship application form. Along with copy of valid residential permit/Long term visa. As far as proof of time...

Q: How to get life certificate for pension from abroad?

A: Rules set by the authorities require that pensioner’s submit life certificate issued by: •A authorized official of Indian Embassy/High Commission of India or Consul of Indian Consulates •Notary...

Q: How to get an exit visa for baby born in India and parent is foreign citizen?

A: The Foreigner Regional Registration Offices (FRRO) normally issue visas. Exit visas or visa extensions that are done at FRRO offices are for people who have entered the country with a valid visa....

Q: Is OCI required to repatriate pension to USA?

A: OCI is not required for repatriation of Indian pension to USA or any other country where an Indian pensioner may decide to reside.

Q: IS Aadhaar card mandatory to maintain NRI bank accounts in India?

A: Aadhaar card is not mandatory to open bank accounts in India and NRIs do not need to obtain Aadhaar card to maintain an existing bank account in India.Aadhaar card is only for residents. Although...

Q: Claim refund of 1% TDS deducted by the purchaser on sale of property in India?

A: The 1% TDS rule on sale of property was introduced in the 2013-14 Budget and came into effect as of June 2013. Under this rule, for any property [except agricultural land] sale that exceeds Rupees...

Q: What is the difference between NRI and OCI taxation in India?

A: The difference between NRI and OCI is that while NRIs are Indian citizens living abroad for various reasons, an OCI holder is a foreign citizen who has been granted a lifetime visa for India along...

Q: Can NRI hold foreign currency accounts and assets when they return to India?

A: Yes!. NRIs returning to India for permanent settlement can continue to hold assets abroad. They can also hold foreign currency accounts in India. As per FEMA rule, a resident in India is free to...

Q: How can NRI transfer inherited shares?

A: The nominee requests the Depository Participant (DP) in writing to transmit the securities covered by the nomination to the account of the Nominee. A certified true copy of the death certificate...