Open NRO Fixed Deposit from UK

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At a Glance

The United Kingdom attracts a massive number of immigrants worldwide. The launch of the new points-based visa system has encouraged the best of Indian talents to migrate to the UK for better career prospects and life opportunities. As an NRI in the UK, you can create NRO Fixed Deposits from your savings parked in your DBS Treasures NRO account and earn attractive interest income.

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Open NRO Fixed Deposit from UK

Home to the longest-living monarchy in the world, The United Kingdom is an incredible travel destination. Known for its remarkable architecture, prestigious universities, and quaint countryside, the UK attracts people from all corners of the world. This country also boasts some of the most renowned global businesses and multi-national corporations, which attract a significant immigrant population due to the employment opportunities.

Approximately 1.4 million Indians reside in the UK today, making them the single largest ethnic minority in this country. As an NRI living and earning in the United Kingdom, you now securely deposit your British income in India into your DBS Treasures NRO Accounts. Your Britain Pounds will be converted to Indian Rupees on deposit to NRO Accounts. Make the most of your UK earnings by creating an NRO Fixed Deposits. Grow your savings at attractive interest rates with varying tenures of your choice.

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Features and Benefits of opening NRO FD Account in UK

  • The DBS Treasures NRO Fixed Deposit is a profitable and completely secure investment instrument.
  • Opting for DBS Treasures NRO Fixed Deposits is a great way to earn higher interest income on your existing income sources in India like rental property, pension, mutual fund dividends, etc.
  • The interest earned from the NRO Fixed Deposit Account is taxable as per the Indian Income Tax Act of 1961, and you can entirely repatriate it to your country of residence at any given time.
  • You can open NRO Fixed Deposit jointly with another Non-Resident Indian or a resident Indian citizen.
  • Grow your rupee income by earning profitable interest gains on it with DBS Treasures.

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Interest Rates

Rates w.e.f. 11th December, 2023



7 days


8 days & up to 14 days


15 days & up to 29 days


30 days & up to 45 days


46 days & up to 60 days


61 days


62 days & up to 90 days


91 to 180 days


181 to 269 days


270 to less than 1 year


1 year to 375 days


376 days to 540 days


541 days to 599 days


600 days


601 days to less than 2 years


2 years to less than 2 years & 6 months


2 years & 6 months


2 years 6 months 1 day & less than 3 years


3 years and less than 4 years


4 years to less than 5 years


5 years and above


*DBS pay simple interest on fixed deposits of durations less than 6 months. The bank compounds the interest rates on a quarterly basis for fixed deposits of durations exceeding 6 months.

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Eligibility Criteria

You may open NRO Fixed Deposit from the UK if you are a Non-Residents of India (NRI) or a Person of Indian Origin (PIO).

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Documents Required for opening NRO FD Account in UK

To open NRO Fixed Deposit Account from the UK, you need to submit the following documents.

Documents for NRIs in the UK

  • A copy of your Indian PAN Card or Form 16
  • A copy of your valid Indian Passport
  • Proof of NRI status documents – a copy of employment/ visa copy or work/ residence permit
  • Address proof of your UK and Indian residence as per Customer Identification Policy
  • Recent passport-sized coloured photograph

Documents Required from NRIs Seafarers in the UK

  • FEMA declaration
  • Current work contract
  • Copy of CDC
  • Last page of the disembarkation stamp

Documents for PIO/OCI in the UK

  • A copy of valid Indian Passport
  • A copy of a valid PIO/OCI card or any other proof of PIO status as per Customer Identification Policy
  • Address proof of your UK and Indian residence
  • Duly filled and signed PIO declaration
  • Recent passport-sized coloured photograph

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How to Apply for an NRI Fixed Deposit?

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A DBS Treasures Relationship Manager will reach out to you soon after.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does an NRI have to pay taxes in India?

Yes, as an NRI, if your total gross income from Indian income sources exceeds INR 2.5 Lakhs, you will have to pay taxes as per the Income Tax Act of 1961. You must mention any income earned from Indian sources such as rental income, capital gains from investments like shares, mutual funds, and dividends, as well as interest income from NRI fixed deposits, etc., while filing your ITR.

What will happen to my NRO Fixed Deposit on maturity?

On maturity of your NRO Fixed Deposit, two things can happen. Firstly, the bank will automatically renew it if you provide standing instructions for renewal beforehand. The second option is to get the entire proceeds of the maturity amount – the principal and interest income deposited into the NRO Account. This option allows you to choose a different deposit tenure if you so wish.

Can I opt for the quarterly payout of interest income on my NRO Fixed Deposit?

Yes, you can opt for the quarterly payout of interest income on your NRO Fixed Deposit. The bank will deposit the interest payment directly into your NRO account on the last day of each quarter of the financial year.

Is a Non-Resident of India and a Person of Indian Origin the same?

No, a Non- Resident of India is an individual who still holds Indian citizenship but has moved to a foreign country for employment or business-related purpose. In contrast, a Person of Indian Origin is an individual who has previously held an Indian passport or someone whose spouse, parents, or grandparents were Indian citizens.