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At State Bank of India (California), we provide NRI related services for opening of an account at various branches of State Bank of India (SBI) in India. These deposits are held in India and are accepted in accordance with Reserve Bank of India and State Bank of India's rules for non-resident Indians. These deposits are not insured by the FDIC,  or any deposit corporation outside India. These are not obligations of State Bank of India or its subsidiary offices in the USA and there is no recourse against State Bank of India branches or its subsidiaries located outside India.

NRI Frequently Asked Questions

Attestation services for opening of following NRI deposit products are provided at branch locations of State Bank of India (California) (Fees/charges/restrictions may apply):

NRE (Non-Resident External) Deposits (Not insured by FDIC)

  • Rupee denominated deposit account which can be opened by NRI's or people of Indian origin
  • NRE deposits are repatriable
  • NRE deposits can be either placed in savings/checking account or in fixed deposits

    FCNR (Foreign Currency Non-Resident) deposits (Not insured by FDIC)

  • U.S. Dollar denominated fixed deposit
  • Can also be maintained in Pound Sterling or Euro

For all NRI Services related forms, please click here.

NRO (Non-Resident Ordinary) Deposits (Not insured by FDIC)

  • Rupee denominated deposits of non-residents
  • Not repatriable
  • Income earned in India can be deposited into the account
  • Tax on interest earned is payable at source
  • Savings/Checking account or fixed deposit account
  • Can be opened jointly with a resident Indian

Resident Foreign Currency Accounts (Not insured by FDIC)

  • RFC accounts can be opened by PIOs/NRIs returning to India after staying abroad
  • Presently RFC accounts are being opened in U.S. Dollars only
  • The accounts can be converted into FCNR/NRE accounts in case the person becomes an NRI again

For interest rates and other information on the above deposits, please visit

Please visit SBI NRI Services, the State Bank of India NRI portal, to view the details of various banking facilities offered by State Bank of India to NRIs.



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