How Does NRI Open Account in SBI / State Bank in India


NRI can open an account in SBI in India. NRI means Non Resident Indian can hold an account which should be only Rupee Account or Foreign Currency Account. For this they have to submit essential documents or proof of identity with account opening forms. After submitting these documents, the SBI branch will take five working days for the verification of your submitted documents. The whole procedure to open an account for NRI in SBI will take a time of six weeks. You may also contact to the Customer care of SBI on 0800 532 532 (if you are calling from within UK) or 020 7454 4338 (if you are calling from outside the UK)  for any kind of help.

Procedure with which NRI Opens Account in SBI

1. Firstly you have to download its opening application form from the official website of SBI NRI. You can also download SBI NRI Account Opening Form. Other option to get this form by visiting its nearest branch in foreign or india as your choice.

2. After that you have to fill this form and have to be attested by the authorized official at its Foreign Offices or Indian Embassy or Indian Consulate or Indian High Commissioner or Notary Public.

3. Then you have to submit this application form along with the attested copies of your documents for KYC (Know Your Customer) verification and initial remittance to a branch of your convenience in India. If it is permitted that you can also hand over this form and documents to selected SBI Foreign/Indian office nearby it will be requested to you that you should indicate your choice of branch.

4. SBI NRI Account Opening Documents