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  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina Savings Account Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO)

    Savings Account
    • Instant money transfer
    • 24x7 ATM withdrawals
    • Attractive rate of interest

    Specifically designed for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Kotak Mahindra Bank has rolled out the Platina Savings Account Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO). With this NRO savings account, NRIs can manage their savings earned in the country - such as rent, investments, pension, etc. The Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina Savings Account Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) comes with the requirement of an average quarterly balance of Rs.1 lakh and at an interest rate of 4% per annum, which will paid on a half-yearly basis.

    Features and Benefits of Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina Savings Account (NR0)

    • Customers can carry out home banking services in India from anywhere in the globe with ease through the Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina NRO Savings Account.
    • On opening this NRO account, customers are granted an Access India debit card - giving them the benefit of carrying out banking transactions normally at merchant establishments and ATM withdrawals in India.
    • To avoid a penalty for non-maintenance of the Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina NRO Savings Account, customers have to maintain an average quarterly balance of Rs.1 lakh.
    • Customers also have the benefit of a dedicated relationship manager across all Kotak Mahindra Bank branches in the country.
    • For transactions above $25,000, the preferential Forex rate will be applicable.
    • Customers will earn an interest of 4% per annum on deposits that will paid on a half-yearly basis.
    • For NRO savings accounts, amount deposited in the account and the interest accrued is fully repatriable after payment of taxes.
    • Through phone banking, customers can make cheque requests 24/7.
    • Customers can carry out net banking services through the Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina NRO Savings Account.

    Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina Savings Account (NRO) Eligibility Criteria

    • For the Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina NRO Savings Account all NRIs, PIOs, Seafarers of Indian nationality, Indian Government employees with diplomatic passports, Indian students pursuing studies on foreign countries, and Indians employed by overseas shipping companies are eligible.
    • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) have to meet certain requirements to be eligible:
      • Staying outside India for employment purposes.
      • Is officially carrying out temporary assignments on behalf of the Government or Public sector.
    • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) have to meet any of the following requirements to be eligible:
      • He/she should have held an Indian passport at any time.
      • Either their parents or grandparents should have been a citizen of India.
      • Is a spouse of an Indian citizen.

    Documents Required for Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina Savings Account (NRO)

    For Non-Resident Indians:

    Listed below are the documents required for opening an NRO savings account at Kotak Mahindra Bank branch in India:

    • NRIs have to submit their passport as proof of identification and address. The passport should contain the name of the candidate, photograph, date and place of birth, date of issue and expiry of the passport, address and specimen signature.
    • Latest colour passport size photograph.
    • Copy of Visa - either residence or work visa.
    • Proof of mailing address - either local or overseas address.

    Listed below are the documents required for candidates submitting the account form from overseas:

    • Latest colour passport size photograph.
    • Copy of Visa - either residence permit or work visa.
    • Photocopy of passport containing the name of the candidate, photograph, date and place of birth, date of issue and expiry of the passport, address and specimen signature.
    • Proof of mailing address - either local or overseas address.

    For those applying to open a Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina Savings NRO account overseas, the documents mentioned above have to be attested either by an overseas bank official, an official at an Indian Scheduled Commercial Bank, a Notary Public Authority, or by an Indian diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country.

    For Person of Indian Origin (PIO):

    For PIOs submitting the account opening form in any local Kotak Mahindra Bank branch, listed below are the documents required:

    • Photocopy of passport containing the name of the candidate, photograph, date and place of birth, date of issue and expiry of the passport, address and specimen signature.
    • Copy of Visa - either residence permit or work visa.
    • Proof of mailing address - either local or overseas address.
    • Latest colour passport size photograph.

    For PIOs submitting the account opening form from overseas, listed below are the documents that would be required to submit.

    • If place of birth is outside India, the applicant would be required to submit either of the following documents:
      • Copy of Indian passport of spouse.
      • Copy of Indian passport held by either one’s parents or grandparents.
      • PIO card.
      • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card.
    • Photocopy of passport containing the name of the candidate, photograph, date and place of birth, date of issue and expiry of the passport, address and specimen signature.
    • Latest colour passport size photograph.
    • Copy of Visa - either residence permit or work visa.
    • Proof of mailing address - either local or overseas address.
    • If place of birth is outside India, the applicant would be required to submit either of the following documents:
      • Copy of Indian passport of spouse.
      • Copy of Indian passport held by either one’s parents or grandparents.
      • PIO card.
      • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card.

    For PIOs applying to open a Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina Savings NRO account overseas, the documents mentioned above have to be attested either by an overseas bank official, an Indian diplomatic mission, or by a Notary Public Authority in the residing country.

    For Seafarers Employed with Foreign Vessels:

    For seafarers employed with foreign vessels that are submitting the account opening form at any local Kotak Mahindra Bank branch, listed below are the documents that they would be required to submit:

    • Copy of Visa - either residence permit or work visa.
    • Photocopy of passport containing the name of the candidate, photograph, date and place of birth, date of issue and expiry of the passport, address and specimen signature.
    • The applicant has to also submit a valid contract copy containing the below listed details:
      • Name of the employee
      • Employment letter of principal shipping company containing their name and address.
      • Name of vessel
      • Name of port
      • Commencement of contract
      • Tenure of contract
      • Salary in foreign currency
      • Passport number
    • Merchant navy declaration of the established contract.
    • Proof of mailing address.
    • Latest passport size colour photograph.

    Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina Savings Account (NRO) Fees and Charges

    Particulars Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina NRO Savings Account charges
    Average Quarterly Balance (AQB) Rs.1 lakh
    DD at Branch Location / Pay Order Free up to Rs.1 lakh
    Fund Transfer Free
    NEFT (Per Transaction) Free
    Local Clearing Cheque Free
    Outstation Cheque Collection Charges - Branch Location (Per Instrument) Free
    Cash Deposit at Home / Non-Home Location Free upto 10 times per month or Rs. 15 lac per month
    Cash Withdrawal at Home Location Free
    Cash Withdrawal at Non Home Location Free
    At-par Cheque Book Charges Free
    Non At-par Cheque Book Charges NA
    Classic Debit Card - Issuance Charge Free
    Gold Debit Card - Issuance Charge Free
    Platinum Debit Card - Issuance Charge Free
    Classic Debit Card - (Primary) Annual Charge Free
    Classic Debit Card - (Add-On) Annual Charge Free
    Gold Debit Card - (Primary) Annual Charge Free
    Gold Debit Card - (Add-On) Annual Charge Free
    Platinum Debit Card - (Primary) Annual Fee Free
    Platinum Debit Card - (Add-On) Annual Fee Free
    Replacement of lost Debit Card (for all card types) Free
    Cash Withdrawal at own ATM Free
    Cash Withdrawal at other Domestic ATM Free
    Cash Pick-up / Delivery (Home banking) Free upto 10 calls per month
    Instrument Pick-up / Delivery (Home banking) Free upto 10 calls per month
    Standing instructions Free
    Interest Statement Free
    Signature Verification Certificate Free
    Photo Attestation Free
    Duplicate TDS (Tax deducted from source) Certificate Free
    Physical Account Statement (Quarterly) Free
    Monthly E-mail Account Statement Free
    Pass Book (In Lieu of Account Statement) Free
    Non Maintenance Charge (Quarterly) Rs.1,200 if Average Quarterly Balance>50% but less than required Average Quarterly Balance and Rs.1,500 if Average Monthly Balance less than 50%
    Regeneration of PIN Free
    Account Closure (if closed after 1 month and before 7 months of A/C opening) Rs.1,200
    Email alert subscription Free
    Tax Collection Charge through Internet Banking Free
    Inoperative account for more than 1 year Free
    Record Retrieval Charges Free
    Activation of Inoperative Account Free

    Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina Savings Account (NRO) FAQs

    1. Are all NRIs eligible for the Kotak Mahindra Bank NRO Platina Savings Account?

    Yes, all NRIs are eligible for this account.

    2. Are investments or deposits in the Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina NRO Savings Account subject to tax?

    Yes, the deposits in the Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina Savings Account are subject to tax deductions.

    3. How can I open the Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina NRO Savings Account?

    You can either open the Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina NRO Savings Account either at any local Kotak Mahindra Bank branch or on the Kotak Mahindra Bank website. As per procedure, you will be required to upload the requisite documents for verification along with the account opening form.

    4. Can I repatriate funds from my Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina NRO Savings Account without restrictions?

    For NRO accounts, repatriation comes with restrictions. In addition, all funds deposited and the interest accrued are subject to tax.

    5. What is the applicable interest rate for the Kotak Mahindra Bank Platina NRO Savings Account?

    The interest rate is 4% per annum. The interest will be paid on a half-yearly basis.

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