NRI Home Loans

An NRI home loan is specifically made for those individuals who reside outside the country. Such loans help them to fulfil the dream to get their own house in India. NRI Home Loans comes with the lowest interest rate starting from 6.85% p.a. onwards. The loan is used to meet the wide range of housing needs including the purchase of a flat/house/plot, construction, and towards costs of renovating/repair of an existing house.

Features and Benefits of NRI Home Loans

The application process for the loan is easy and simple. You can apply for the loan online or offline according to your convenience

  • You can get the speedier approval as the loan involves minimal paperwork
  • The loan comes with flexible repayment options
  • You have the freedom to choose between fixed and floating interest rates
  • A Part-prepayment facility is also available at NIL charges
  • You can get the estimate of your home loan amount and EMIs by using an online NRI home loan calculator
  • There are no prepayment charges for paying off loans on an early date

NRI Home Loan Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Salaried and Self-Employed professionals

  • Age Criteria: Minimum age is 18 years and maximum age is 60 years
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years of work experience at the present company is required
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Resident Type: Non-Resident Indians (NRI) or Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) or Overseas Citizen of India except citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, China, Iran, Bhutan, or Nepal
  • Loan Tenure: Up to 30 years
  • Loan Amount: Depends on the borrower’s profile

Documents Required for NRI Home Loans

NRIs need to submit the below-mentioned documents to the financial institution:

  • A copy of a full passport and work visa
  • Filled loan application form
  • Employer's ID card
  • 3 passport size photographs
  • Proof of valid work permit
  • Copy of employment contract
  • Current overseas residential proof, i.e. house lease agreement, bank statement, utility bill, card statement, etc
  • Salary slips of the past three months
  • Statement for the last six months of salary account and NRE/NRO account
  • The general power of attorney
  • Last year ITR except for NRIs in Middle East nations and Merchant Navy Employees
  • Details of previous loan(s) if any
  • Property papers

Tips for NRIs Investing in Real Estate in India

  • As a non-resident individual, you should follow some tips before investing in real estate to make sure that you make the right investment. The tips are as follows:
  • First, you should do your research before applying for the loan. For this, you need to explore the loan offerings across the financial institution online and choose the one that offers the lowest rate.
  • Choose the property wisely as the prices are different for commercial property and residential property.
  • Plan your finances before investing in any kind of property.
  • You must strictly adhere to the rules and regulations set by the government. This is because it is a risky investment and not following the rules can land you in trouble.

Tax Benefits of NRI Home Loans

NRIs are eligible for tax benefits on home loans under section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961, if they file income tax returns in India. This tax deduction is for the interest and principal component of the home loan.

If your home for which you have taken the home loan for is lying vacant in India, you can avail the following tax benefits on your home loan:

  • Interest component: You can avail deduction of up to Rs. 2 lakhs on the interest component.
  • Principal component: You can avail of deduction of up to Rs. 1.5 lakh on the principal component.

If the home has been rented out, then the entire interest payable component can be claimed as a tax deduction on your home loan.