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What you must know about eKYC in mutual funds

What you must know about eKYC in mutual funds

What you must know about eKYC in mutual funds

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Find out if you can invest

Check whether your country of residence will permit your investment. Further, check whether the fund houses sell their funds to NRIs in your country of residence.

Explore if your representative can invest for you

It might be difficult for you to complete investment related formalities, such as buying units, switching, redemption and, so on. Find out if your his India-based representative could do all this with the help of a registered Power of Attorney (PoA).

Get the KYC done

Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure for you and your representative i.e. the Power of Attorney holder, needs to be done. Complete the procedure by submitting the KYC application form. Remember, you need to be there in person for the verification of the KYC application.

Select a bank account

Depending on whether you want to send the money back to your country of residence, you can choose between an NRE or NRO bank account

Submit FIRC

You and your representative will need to submit FIRC (Foreign Inward Remittance Certificate) or confirmation letter issued by the bank confirming the source of the funds. Alternatively, provide a photocopy of rupee draft or banker's cheque, if sought. Check whether the fund house allows direct debit for purchase of mutual fund units by NRIs and if there are restrictions for online transactions.

Check for double taxation agreements

Find out about the tax treatment of your mutual fund investment earnings in India in your country of residence. A double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) between two countries will help you avoid getting taxed twice. Help the client in getting relevant tax-related information.

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