21 November 2022

Notifications & Circulars

Reserve Bank of India



Banks now able to authorise establishment of branch office of foreign entities


The Reserve Bank of India has empowered AD Cat-I Banks to grant approvals for establishment of Branch Offices, Liaison Offices and Projects Offices in India by foreign entities. Certain off-limits sectors such as Defence and entities from a few excepted countries still require RBI approval for the same. No other changes have been made to FEMA regulations pertaining to establishment of branch or other offices.


Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of Branch or Office or other Place of Business) Regulations, 2000 MANU/RFEM/0014/2000

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