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What are the general permissions available to persons (individual) resident in India for purchase / acquisition of securities abroad?

What are the general permissions available to persons (individual) resident in India for purchase / acquisition of securities abroad?

General permission has been granted to persons (individual) resident in India for purchase / acquisition of securities as under –

  • Out of funds held in the RFC account.

     

  • As bonus shares on existing holding of foreign currency shares.

     

  • When not permanently resident in India, from the foreign currency resources outside India.

General permission is also available to sell the shares so purchased or acquired. A resident Indian can remit, up to the limit prescribed by the Reserve Bank from time to time, per financial year under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS), for permitted current and capital account transactions including purchase of securities and also setting up/acquisition of JV/WOS overseas with effect from August 5, 2013 (vide Notification No. 263).

Joint Ventures/Wholly Owned Subsidiaries abroad promote economic co-operation between India and the host countries. They result in transfer of technology and skills, sharing the results of Research & Development, access to the global market, promotion of the brand image, generation of employment and utilization raw materials available in India and the host countr.


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