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LIBERALIZED REMITTANCES SCHEME (LRS)
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LIBERALIZED REMITTANCES SCHEME (LRS)

Resident Indian individuals are permitted to freely remit up to USD 125,000 per financial year for any current or
capital account transactions or a combination of both. (For example to acquire and hold immovable property or
shares or any other asset outside India) without prior approval of RBI. Individuals will also be able to open,
maintain and hold foreign currency accounts with a bank outside India for making remittances under this scheme.
The foreign currency account may be used for putting through all transactions connected with or arising from
remittances eligible under this scheme.
LRS facility is in addition to the Remittances allowed as above except in the case of Gifts / Donations.
Gifts/Donations are subsumed under LRS. No sub-limit within the overall limit of USD 125,000. Should have been
a Customer of the bank for a minimum of one year. PAN number is mandatory. For this facility, applicants should
designate one branch of one bank.
Remittances can be consolidated in respect of family members subject to the individual family members
complying with the terms & conditions of the Scheme. The LRS for Resident Individuals is available to all resident
individuals including minors. In case the remitter is a minor, the LRS declaration form should be countersigned by
the minor's natural guardian. Facility is available only for Resident individuals and is not to corporates,
partnership firms, HUFs, trusts, etc. Facility is not available for the following:
Prohibited purposes such as purchase of Lottery tickets, Sweepstakes, Proscribed (prohibited) magazines etc.
Remittances either directly or indirectly to Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan or Mauritius or Countries identified by Financial
Action task force. Remittances directly or indirectly to Individuals /entities identified by RBI as posing significant
risk of terrorism.

FX FOCILMES TO RESIDENTS OTHER THAN INDIVIDUALS
ADs have been permitted to make remittances on account of donations by Corporates for some specified purposes
subject to a limit of one per cent of the foreign exchange earnings during the previous three financial years or
USD 5 million, whichever is less. Other residents like partnership firms, trusts etc., are free to remit up to USD
5,000 per annum per donor / remitter each as gift and donation. Remittances exceeding the limit will require prior
permission from the Reserve Bank
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