National Pension Scheme: Can NRI Invest in NPS?

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National Pension Scheme is a defined contribution pension scheme which is being offered on a voluntary basis to all citizens of India other than government employees covered by NPS.

To invest in NPS, you will be required to open a NPS account through the Point of Presence (POP) and who will assist the subscriber in opening the account including the filling up of necessary forms, providing the information about NPS and any other relevant information in this regard.

National Pension Scheme: Can NRI Invest in NPS?

Yes, a NRI can open an NPS account. Contributions made by NRI are subject to regulatory requirements as prescribed by RBI and FEMA from time to time. If the subscriber's citizenship status changes, his/ her NPS account would be closed. Click to know the tax benefit under NPS.

Any charges applicable on your NPS transactions and service tax amount payable thereon shall be deducted from your contribution amount and the balance amount will be invested in your NPS account. Check the Investment Options Under the Scheme.

One can avail free nomination facility at the time of opening. However, a subsequent request for nomination updation would be considered as a service request and you will be charged an amount of Rs. 20/- plus applicable service tax for each request.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 11:14 [IST]
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