Bank of India NRI Account: Guide for Indian expats


Bank of India, a leading public sector bank, offers a wide array of banking services designed specifically for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). With a focus on convenience, security, and ease of international transactions, Bank of India NRI accounts provide a seamless banking experience for Indians residing overseas.

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Types of Bank of India NRI Accounts

  • NRE (Non-Resident External) Account: An NRE account is a rupee-denominated account that allows NRIs to deposit their foreign earnings and repatriate funds freely. It offers competitive interest rates and is exempt from income tax in India. [Source:

  • NRO (Non-Resident Ordinary) Account: An NRO account is designed for NRIs to manage their income earned in India, such as rent, dividends, or pension. While the account allows for repatriation of funds, it is subject to certain regulations and tax implications.

  • FCNR (Foreign Currency Non-Resident) Account: The FCNR account enables NRIs to maintain deposits in foreign currencies like USD, GBP, EUR, and more. It provides a hedge against currency fluctuations and offers attractive interest rates.

Who is eligible for a Bank of India NRI account?

  • Indian citizens who reside outside India for employment, business, or education purposes
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) holding foreign passports
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)

How can I open a Bank of India NRI account?

You can open a Bank of India NRI account online by visiting the bank's website and submitting the required documents. Alternatively, you can visit a Bank of India branch in India or contact their NRI desk for assistance.

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