The Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations, 2017

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide notification dated November 07, 2017 has issued the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations, 2017. Any investment made by a person resident outside India shall be subject to the entry routes, sectoral caps or the investment limits, as the case may be, and the attendant conditionalities for such investment as laid down in these Regulations. A person resident outside India may make investment as under:

(i)     A person resident outside India may subscribe, purchase or sell capital instruments of an Indian company in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions specified in Schedule 1. Provided that a person who is a citizen of Bangladesh or Pakistan or is an entity incorporated in Bangladesh or Pakistan cannot purchase capital instruments without the prior Government approval. Provided further, a person who is a citizen of Pakistan or an entity incorporated in Pakistan can invest, only under the Government route, in sectors/ activities other than defence, space, atomic energy and sectors/ activities prohibited for foreign investment.

(ii)   A Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI) may purchase or sell capital instruments of a listed Indian company on a recognised stock exchange in India in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions specified in Schedule 2.

(iii)A Non- Resident Indian or an Overseas Citizen of India may on repatriation basis purchase or sell capital instruments of a listed Indian company on a recognised stock exchange in India, in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions specified in Schedule 3.

(iv)  A Non- Resident Indian or an Overseas Citizen of India may, on non-repatriation basis, purchase or sell capital instruments of an Indian company or purchase or sell units or contribute to the capital of a LLP or a firm or proprietary concern, in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions specified in Schedule 4.

(v)    A person resident outside India, permitted for the purpose by the Reserve Bank in consultation with Central Government, may purchase or sell securities other than capital instruments in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions specified in Schedule 5.

(vi)  A person resident outside India, other than a citizen of Bangladesh or Pakistan or an entity incorporated in Bangladesh or Pakistan, may invest, either by way of capital contribution or by way of acquisition/ transfer of profit shares of an LLP, in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions as specified in Schedule 6.

(vii)            A Foreign Venture Capital Investor may make investment in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions specified in Schedule 7.

(viii)A person resident outside India, other than a citizen of Bangladesh or Pakistan or an entity incorporated in Bangladesh or Pakistan, may invest in units of an Investment Vehicle, in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions specified in Schedule 8.

(ix)  A person resident outside India may invest in the Depository Receipts (DRs) issued by foreign depositories against eligible securities in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions as specified in Schedule 9.

(x)    A Foreign Portfolio Investor or Non- Resident Indian or an Overseas Citizen of India may purchase, hold or sell Indian Depository Receipts (IDRs) of companies resident outside India and issued in the Indian capital market, in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions specified in Schedule 10.

[G.S.R. 1374(E)]

 

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