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NRI clients

NRI clients

Investing in a real estate property in India has always been rewarding.  In order to make the right decision, it becomes important to make sure that certain questions are answered in advance. Questions such as who is the developer, what are his credentials, location, amenities, payment terms, legalities and so on. Victory Infraprojects offers rewarding investment opportunities in the Delhi-NCR region.

With more than 20 years of impeccable track record, the group has delivered iconic structures across the region and is dedicated to deliver more.

It is our pleasure to invite you to invest in the finest homes and commercial properties constructed by Victory Infraprojects. We will be happy to discuss to make sure you make the right investment decision.

+Who is an NRI?

A person residing outside India who is a citizen of India or a person outside India who is of Indian origin is an NRI. The definition of Person resident outside India is defined under section 2(w) of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 as “a person who is not resident in India”
A person shall be deemed to be a person not resident in India in the following cases:-

  • When the person stays in India for less than or up to 182 days during the preceding financial year
  • When a person who has gone out of India or who stays outside India, in either case –
    1. For or on taking up employment outside India, or
    2. For carrying on outside India a business or vocation outside India, or
    3. For any other purpose, in such circumstances as would indicate his intention to stay outside India for an uncertain period
+Who is a PIO?

The definition of ‘Person of Indian Origin’ is defined under section 2 (b) of Foreign Exchange Management (borrowing and lending in rupees) Regulations, 2000 and under section 2 (xii) of Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) Regulations, 2000 as given under:-

“Person of Indian Origin’ means a citizen of any country other than Bangladesh or Pakistan, if

  • He at any time held an Indian passport; or
  • He or either of his parents or any of his grandparents was a citizen of India by virtue of the Constitution of India or the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955); or
  • The person is a spouse of an Indian citizen or a person referred to in sub-clause (a) or (b)”

Person of Indian Origin (PIO) for the purpose of acquiring immovable property in India as given under:-
“Person of Indian origin’ means an individual (not being a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh or Sri Lanka or Afghanistan or China or Iran or Nepal or Bhutan), who

  • At any time, held an Indian passport; or
  • Who or either of whose father or mother or whose grandfather or grandmother was a citizen of India by virtue of the Constitution of India or the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955)”
+Who can purchase immovable property in India?

Under the general permission available, the following categories can freely purchase immovable property in India:

  • Non-Resident Indian (NRI)
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
+Can an NRI sell his property in India without the permission of RBI?

Yes.

+Can NRIs acquire or dispose of residential properties by way of gifts?

Yes, the Reserve Bank has granted general permission to NRIs to acquire or dispose of NRI India Properties by way of gift from or to a relative who may be an Indian citizen or a person of Indian origin (PIO) whether resident in India or not.

+Can an NRI purchase commercial property in India?

Yes, under the general permission granted by the Reserve Bank, property other than agricultural land/farm house/plantation property can be acquired by NRIs provided the purchase consideration is met either out of inward remittances in foreign exchange through normal banking channels or out of funds from the purchaser’s NRE/FCNR accounts maintained with banks in India and a declaration is submitted to the Central Office of Reserve Bank in form IPI 7 within a period of 90 days from the date of purchase of the property/final payment of purchase consideration.

+Can NRI obtain loans for purpose of acquiring a residential or commercial property in India?

The Reserve Bank has granted some general permission to certain financial institutions providing housing finance e.g. HDFC, LIC Housing Finance Ltd., etc, and authorized dealers to grant housing loans to NRI nationals for acquisition of a NRI house/flat for self-occupation subject to certain conditions. Criteria regarding the purpose of the loan, margin money and the quantum of loan will be at par with those applicable to resident Indians. Repayment of the loan should be made within a period not exceeding 15 years, out of inward remittance through banking channels or out of funds held in the investors’ NRE/FCNR/NRO accounts.

+What is a power of attorney?
  • A Power Of Attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter, sometimes against the wishes of the other. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power).
  • Power Of Attorney is not an instrument of transfer in regard to any right, title or interest in an immovable property.
  • Power Of Attorney, or letter of attorney, is a document that authorizes another person, known as the agent or attorney-in-fact—usually a legally competent relative or close friend over 18 years old—to handle any combination of financial, legal and health care decisions. A power of attorney is also referred to as a POA. Generally, one chooses a POA as a provision if he or she becomes incapacitated.

Types of Power of attorney:

  • Power Of Attorney (POA) is an instrument that is used by people to confer authority on somebody else to legally act on their behalf. POA are of two types.
  • Special Power of Attorney (SPA), while an SPA is used for transfer of a specific right to the person on whom it is conferred.
  • General Power of Attorney (GPA), the GPA authorizes the holder to do whatever is necessary.
  • There is no sale clause of immovable property mentioned in POA (notarized)
  • Registered POA from registration office allows sale clause and POA to any one

Following are the important things to be kept in mind while executing the POA:

  • Customer Prepares POA as per defined format.
  • Person to execute has to paste his/her photograph along with signature on each page.
  • Authenticate/adjudicate the POA from Indian Embassy or local authority.
  • Send authenticated/adjudicated POA in India.
  • In India, the POA holder has to paste his/her photograph along with his/her left hand thumb impression and signature.
  • Then this document will have to be stamped for Rs. 500/- (ESBTR, Franking, Stamp paper) and notarized from a Registered Notary. Please ensure that a stamp of “Before Me” is affixed on the document.
  • POA holder and executants Photo ID attach before Notary
+Can non-resident Indians (NRIs) get loans for buying an apartment?

Yes, Reserve Bank of India has granted general permission to some financial institutions to offer housing loans to NRIs for purchasing houses/apartments for self-occupation subject to certain terms and conditions.