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Non Resident Indian - NRI

NRI

With the dollar at an all-time high, now is the time to take the first step in investing in your homeland and where your heart lies! We have a focused dedicated sales team which offers real estate solutions to our prestigious non residents Indian (NRI) clients. Our team reaches out to NRIs in various regions by way of exhibitions, road shows and seminars.

Any Indian citizen who stays abroad for employment/carrying out business or vocation outside India or stays abroad under any circumstances indicating an intention for an uncertain duration of stay abroad is a non-resident according to Indian law. While persons posted in United Nations organisations and officials deputed abroad by Central/state governments and public sector undertakings on temporary assignments are also treated as non-residents. Non-resident foreign citizens of Indian origin are treated on a par with non- resident Indian citizens (NRIs).

We, Nice Property Management Pvt. Ltd offeres unique investment options to its NRI's in Commercial, Residential, Retails and Land.

Common Queries related to NRI Property Deals


Question : Do non-resident Indian nationals require permission of Reserve Bank to acquire residential / commercial property in India?

Answer : No permission is required by non-resident Indian nationals to acquire immovable property in India. 


Question : Are foreign nationals of Indian origin allowed to purchase immovable property in India?

Answer : Yes, foreign nationals of Indian origin, whether resident in India or abroad, have been granted general permission to purchase immovable property in India 


Question : What should be the method of payment for purchasing residential immovable property in India by foreign nationals of Indian origin under the general permission? 

Answer : The purchase consideration should be met either out of inward remittances in foreign exchange through normal banking channels or out of funds from NRE/FCNR accounts maintained with banks in India 


Question : What way the non-resident Indian can finance the flat? 

Answer : The purchase of the flats can be financed from the fresh remittance through the normal banking channels or from payment from original non-resident account or from Non-resident (External) Accounts. When the flat is under construction, it may be possible to get installment facilities from the builder. 

Loan may also be available in India for purchase of flats, for example from Housing Development Finance Corporation, ANZ Grindlays Bank, Citi Bank etc. Non-resident Indians who are citizens of India (India Passport holders) are eligible for housing finance for the acquisition of an immovable property or construction of a new house, or a flat for their occupation or for that of their family in India. 

But the HDFC also considers granting of loans to non-resident Indians even if they are abroad, provided a family member of his or her in India is made a co-borrower and a power of attorney is given to his representative in India 


Question : Non-resident Indians are staying abroad can the property be purchased through the agent or through the Power of Attorney?

Answer : The non-resident Indians who are staying abroad may enter into an agreement through their relatives and/or by executing the Power of Attorney in their favor as it is not possible for them to be present for completing the formalities of purchase (negotiating with the builder or Developer, drafting and signing of agreements, taking possession, etc.) 

These formalities can be completed through some known person who can be given the Power of Attorney for this purpose. Power of Attorney should be executed on the stamp paper before the proper authorities in foreign countries. Power of Attorney cannot be drafted on the stamp paper bought in India. 


Question : Are there any formalities to be completed by foreign nationals of Indian origin for purchasing residential immovable property in India? 

Answer : They are required to file a declaration in form IPI 7 with the Central Office of Reserve Bank at Bombay within a period of 90 days from the date of purchase of immovable property. 


Question : Can the rental income from such property be remitted outside India? 

Answer : No. Such income cannot be remitted abroad and will have to be credited to the ordinary non-resident rupee account of the owner of the property.