NRI investors based in the USA and Canada are able to invest in 14 Indian mutual funds again. Now many mutual fund houses have started accepting money from USA and Canada NRIs.

USA and Canada based NRI’s are allowed to invest in Mutual Funds in India

List of Mutual Fund where USA –Canada NRI can invest in

Sr.No. AMC Accepting US / Canada NRI investments – in Physical Form (Y / N) Accepting US / Canada NRI investments on Online Platforms (NSE NMFII, BSE StarMF etc.)
1 SUNDARAM Mutual Fund YES YES
2 IDBI Mutual Fund YES NO
3 ICICI Mutual Fund YES NO
4 DHFL PRAMERICA Mutual Fund YES YES
5 SBI Mutual Fund YES NO
6 KOTAK Mutual Fund YES NO
7 RELIANCE Mutual Fund YES NO
8 BIRLA Mutual Fund YES NO
9 L&T Mutual Fund YES YES
10 UTI Mutual Fund YES YES
11 HDFC Mutual Fund YES NO
12 MOTILAL Mutual Fund YES NO
13 DSP Black Rock Mutual Fund YES No
14 PPFAS Mutual Fund YES YES

Each of these fund houses has a different condition or an additional requirement to accept investments from US- or Canada-based NRIs. Almost all the fund houses require an additional document, such as a declaration, signed by the investor. Some fund houses accept investments only in paper application forms (no online access like – NSE NMFII or BSE STARMF platform etc.). Also they allow lump sum or one time investment, Systematic Investment Plan (SIP), Systematic Transfer Plan (STP), and Switches from Equity to debt and vice versa.

Many fund houses in India don’t allow NRIs from US and Canada because of the compliance requirements under Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). “When FATCA came into place, fund houses stopped accepting money from the USA and Canada because of the complexity associated with the compliance. After consulting each other and experts, few of them now accepting investments from USA and Canada based investors.

FATCA is compulsory for all financial institutions to share the details of transactions involving US citizens, including NRIs with the US Government. It is to ensure that there is no deliberate tax evasion by US citizens on income generated overseas. India signed the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) with the USA on July 9, 2015, for improving International Tax Compliance and implementing FATCA.

All above details as per communication till on 11 Aug 2017, for correct and accurate details contact Mutual Fund Distributor, Company or advisor etc.

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