The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has clarified the approval process for foreign non-government organizations (NGOs) to establish offices in India.
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(Sunnyvale, CA)- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has clarified the approval process for foreign non-government organizations (NGOs) to establish offices in India. Both government and non-government entities must apply to the RBI for prior permission for the establishment of offices in India.
Foreign Government and Non-Government Organizations
The RBI clarified that Foreign NGOs or Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) or Foreign Government Bodies or Departments must follow the Government Route to establish offices in India.
However, overseas companies doing business in India have been given general permission to establish Project Offices (PO), if they are in contract with an Indian entity for carrying out a project in India. However, this is subject to fulfillment of certain other requirements.
Person Resident Outside India
A Person not resident in India must obtain the RBIís approval for establishing Liaison Office (LO) or Branch Offices (BO) in India.
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