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NRI Investing in India - KYC, Documents, Investment Procedure

FundsIndia is an online investment platform that provides value-added services for investors. Once you register with us, and open an account, you will be able to transact, view and manage your investments in one place at FundsIndia. But, before you proceed, please read the rest of the page for what you need to become an account holder with us. Please contact us if you have any questions or need anything to facilitate your investments.

First, we would like to let you know that this enterprise FundsIndia was founded by a team of people who themselves were NRIs for a significant part of their lives. So, we fully understand what it means to be an NRI who wants to invest in India, especially the lack of clarity about the process involved and the documents required. Hence, this note.

There are a few things that you would need to invest in Mutual Funds in India. Every one of these are obtainable, and we will help you along the way with any assistance you might need.

Here is the list of what you need.

If you are an Indian citizen (holding an Indian passport),

What you need What it is What document we need as proof What if you don't have it
A PAN Card A personal account number card, used by the income tax department and other financial service houses as identification A self-signed photocopy of the PAN card You can easily apply for one online, by visiting the site
KYC Verification A registration process to be completed for the purposes of preventing money laundering None, we will verify your KYC compliance in the central database with your PAN number We will complete the process for you if you send us a completed application form (we will send you an application form). Please see below for supporting documents required for this purpose.
An NRE/NRO account Account with an Indian bank that is either repatriable or not Either a cancelled check or a recent account statement for this account This will help you transact with us.
A foreign address Your current foreign address A self-signed photo-copy of a utility bill (phone/electricity), driving license with address etc. We need this.
An Indian passport   A self-signed photo-copy of the passport We need this.

If you are a Foreign citizen (holding a foreign passport),

If you hold an PIO or OCI card, we will need, in addition to the documents above,

  1. A photocopy of the foreign passport - attested by your local Indian embassy (in lieu of the Indian passport above)
  2. A copy of your PIO or OCI card, self-signed.

NRI Documents Checklist for KYC application

  1. KYC form duly filled and signed
  2. Recent color photo (signed across the photo)
  3. Copy of PAN Card, notarized (On an A4 size paper)
  4. Copy of exact proof of overseas address, notarized (On an A4 size paper)
  5. Copy of first and last pages of passport, notarized (If you are an Indian citizen)
  6. Copy of foreign passport, notarized (If you are a foreign citizen)
  7. Copy of PIO or OCI card, notarized (If you are a foreign citizen)