In recent times, India has emerged as one of the popular real estate destinations for the global investors. According to the consultant Cushman and Wakefield, “Investment in Indian real estate was over the US $ 5 billion in the year 2014.”
Real estate is one of the booming industries in the country and your investment will surely flourish in the next five years. It is all set to scale new heights with the emergence of fresh localities in tier one and two cities. Apart from financial opportunities, a home in your own homeland provides a sense of security and supports you and your family emotionally.
Eela understands your concerns and apprehensions. That’s why it provides quality construction, homes at strategic locations and maintains a complete transparency in every transaction.
According to the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) of 1999, an Indian Citizen who stays abroad for employment/business or stays outside the country for an indefinite period of time is considered to be an NRI. (Persons Posted in U.N. organizations and official deputed abroad by Central/State Governments and Public Sector undertakings on temporary assignments are also treated as nonresidents). Non-resident foreign citizens of Indian Origin are treated on par with non- resident Indian citizen (NRIs).
PIO is a person of Indian origin whose ancestors were born in India and he/she has an Indian ancestry but not an Indian citizenship. As per the FEMA of 1999, a person of Indian origin can avail bank accounts, invest in shares and securities in India. So, he or she
- has had Indian Passport at any time
- himself/herself, parents or grandparents were Indian citizens (of the Constitution of India or Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955)
- is a spouse of an Indian citizen or a person who held an Indian Passport at any time
- is a spouse of a person who either was a citizen of India or his parents or grandparents were a citizen of India
According to the RBI guidelines, an NRI/PIO can acquire a residential property in India by a way of gift from an Indian, NRI/PIO or purchase it. He or she can even acquire residential property by way of inheritance from a person who is a resident of India as per the Provisions of Section 6(5) of the FEMA, 1999.
When NRIs/PIOs purchase an immovable residential property under general permission they are not required to file any documents with the Reserve Bank of India.
No, there aren’t any restrictions.
An NRI can sell his or her property in India to an Indian resident/ NRI / PIO.
(a) When an NRI/PIO sells an immovable property other than agricultural land / farm house / plantation property, the authorised dealer may allow repatriation of the sale proceeds outside India, provided the following conditions are followed:
(i) The immovable property was acquired by the seller in accordance with the provisions of the foreign exchange law in force at the time of acquisition by him or the provisions of these regulations
(ii) The amount to be repatriated does not exceed:
- The amount paid for acquisition of the immovable property in foreign exchange received through normal banking channels
- The amount paid out of funds held in Foreign Currency Non-Resident Account
- The foreign currency equivalent (as on the date of payment) of the amount paid where such payment was made from the funds held in Non-Resident External account for acquisition of the property
(iii) In the case of a residential property, the repatriation of sale proceeds is restricted to not more than two such properties.
(A) Repatriation outside India means the buying or drawing of foreign exchange from an authorised dealer in India and remitting it outside India through normal banking channels or crediting it to an account denominated in foreign currency or to an account in Indian currency maintained with an authorised dealer from which it can be converted in foreign currency.
(B) In case the property is acquired out of Rupee resources and/or the loan is repaid by close relatives in India (as defined in Section 6 of the Companies Act, 1956), the amount can be credited to the NRO account of the NRI/PIO. The amount of capital gains, if any, arising out of sale of the property can also be credited to the NRO account. NRI/PIO are also allowed by the authorised dealers to repatriate an amount up to $(US) 1 million per financial year out of the balance in the NRO account / sale proceeds of assets through purchase / the assets in India acquired by him through inheritance / legacy. This is subject to production of documentary evidence in support of acquisition, inheritance or legacy of assets by the remitter, and a tax clearance / no objection certificate from the Income Tax Authority for the remittance. Remittances exceeding US $ 1,000,000 in any financial year requires prior permission of the Reserve Bank.
(c) A person referred to in sub-section (5) of Section 6 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act 3 , or his successor shall not, except with the prior permission of the Reserve Bank, repatriate outside India the sale proceeds of any immovable property referred to in that sub-section.
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