Sample letter format to Bank to open an NRE account - guideline

In this article, you will know how to write a letter to Bank to open an NRE / NRI account. If you are staying and working in abroad and would like to transfer your foreign salary to India then you have to open an Non Resident External (NRE) Account to transact accordingly. Read this article for more detail and guideline on opening an NRE account.

This article will help you to write a letter to your desired Bank where you would like to open an Non Resident External (NRE) account and transact foreign currency to Indian rupees or otherwise. You have to write the letter to Bank only if you are an Indian and currently working / staying abroad and wish to remit your salary transaction to India to convert Indian Rupees. This letter shall be sent to the address of the respective Bank where you wish to open said account. You have to furnish little extra credential to open an NRE account than normal one (saving or current a/c within India).

Sample letter format to Bank to open an NRE account


The Branch Manager
{Name of the bank}
{Branch name}
{City/ district / state name / PIN}

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Subject: Request for opening a new NRE / NRI Account.

With reference to the above-mentioned subject, my name is (state your full name as per Indian Passport) and I am interested in opening a new NRE Account in your reputed Bank. In this regard, I am enclosing the required filled in application form, my Passport copy, full address and contact number (of foreign country where you are at present working), relevant documents as well as photographs as per the requirements.

It would be highly appreciable if you could assist and do the needful to initiate the process as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance for your valuable time and consideration.

Document Enclosures for NRE a/c:

1) An application form.

2) A Copy of Passport.

3) A Copy of overseas employer contract and address proof.

4) PP size photographs - three numbers.

5) Address (overseas) for mailing communication.

6) Email address and overseas phone number.

Your sincerely,
{Your signature}
{Your name}
{Place (place of the foreign country)}

Note: If you would like to write a letter to Bank then it is better to write in a simple manner with clear detail, which would help to avoid any miscommunication between you and correspondence Bank officer. Also, make sure to furnish the entire document copies in order to process the account without any pending to approve or complete rejection. This is just because of that you would be in abroad at that time and would process it from there to India which might take more than a week or so to reach the mail, process and reply. It is better to read the Bank requirement and tick the checklist to submit the required documents to process NRE account accordingly.

The second point is, there are different types of NRE accounts available and it is little differs Bank to Bank and you may visit its website for more detail. Try to know your requirement first and then open the required types of NRE account accordingly.

If you are in India and would like to open a Jan Dhan Yojana account then check the link given in this paragraph and follow the guideline to do so.

Article by Hafeezur Rahman P
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