So, coming to the main question – whether OCI Cardholder can buy, hold, transfer or sell immovable property in India without prior approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? Yes. OCI Cardholder is at parity with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) towards property transactions.
Can OCI holder buy agricultural land in India?
However, as an exception, a non-resident Indian (a person resident outside India who is a citizen of India) or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder can acquire any immovable property in India (including agricultural land) by way of inheritance from a person resident in India.
Can a foreigner sell property in India?
If you are a Non-Resident Indian, you can sell the property to a Resident Indian without restrictions. If the buyer is a Non-Resident Indian or a Person of Indian Origin (POI), you may need the approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). You are not allowed to sell the property to a foreigner.
Can a foreign national of Indian origin sell property in India?
Foreign nationals of non-Indian origin resident outside India are not permitted to acquire any immovable property in India unless such property is acquired by way of inheritance from a person who was resident in India.
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Is OCI considered Indian citizen?
Can a person registered as an OCI be granted Indian citizenship? Yes. As per the provisions of section 5(1) (g) of the Citizenship Act, 1955, a person who is registered as an OCI for 5 years and is residing in India for 1 year out of the above 5 years, is eligible to apply for Indian Citizenship.
Can OCI get Aadhar card?
Aadhaar Card enrollment is presently available to residents in India. OCI Cardholders who stay in India for a long time (over 182 days in twelve months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment) and have an Indian address can also enroll for Aadhaar Card in India.
What are the disadvantages of OCI card?
The only disadvantage of OCI is that it takes longer time to process as it has to be printed in Delhi, while you can get visa in just 3 or 4 days. OCI card fees is higher than entry visa. 2. The time period of about 4 months to get the OCI is way longer than the visa which I believe is in days/weeks.
Do I need to pay tax if I sell my property in India?
If you’re selling a property in India, the profits you earn are called Capital Gains. Whether these Capital Gains will be taxed is entirely up to the person receiving the benefits of a profit from sale, as he can choose to invest it in the given time frame and save himself from taxation on Capital Gains.
Can I sell property in India and bring money to USA?
Yes, you can bring the proceedings to the US. It is recommended that you get the payment of the property through proper banking channels. Documenting proof is required for transferring money on sale of property. The first step is to get a certificate from a Chartered Accountant (CA) in India.
Can NRI buy property India?
NRIs can buy all sorts of immovable properties in India other than agricultural land, farm house and plantation property. To acquire agricultural land/plantation property/farm house in India, they have to get approval from the RBI and the government.
How many properties NRI can buy in India?
The investor need not obtain RBI’s special permission for the same. The investor is also not required to inform the RBI about buying residential/commercial property in India. An NRI can buy any number of these two types of properties as per RBI regulations and income tax laws.
What is OCI certificate?
Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) is a form of permanent residency available to people of Indian origin and their spouses which allows them to live and work in India indefinitely. Despite the name, OCI status is not citizenship and does not grant the right to vote in Indian elections or hold public office.
Can NRI sell property in India RBI permission?
An NRI can sell their residential or commercial property in India that they have bought or inherited to a person resident in India, NRI or a PIO. However, in case of selling agricultural land, plantation property or farm house, the property must be sold to a person who is a resident in India.