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Lawrence William (Service)     20 May 2021

Proper will

Validity of India citizens will for american resident.

Is it  legally possible for an indian citizen to make a registered will for his/her property in name of his/her relative residing in USA?. Are there any special laws or norms  for this process? plz advise.



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Sankaranarayanan (Advocate)     20 May 2021

A non-resident Indian (NRI) or person of Indian origin (PIO), can inherit any immovable property in India, whether it is residential or commercial. They can even inherit agricultural land or a farmhouse, which they A non-resident Indian (NRI) or person of Indian origin (PIO), can inherit any immovable property in India, whether it is residential or commercial. They can even inherit agricultural land or a farmhouse, which they are otherwise not entitled to acquire by way of purchase. An NRI can inherit the property from anyone including his relatives. The NRI or PIO can inherit property in India even from another NRI or PIO, subject to certain conditions. The RBI’s permission is necessary, if the inheritance results in favour of a citizen of a foreign state, who is a resident outside India are otherwise not entitled to acquire by way of purchase. An NRI can inherit the property from anyone including his relatives. The NRI or PIO can inherit property in India even from another NRI or PIO, subject to certain conditions. The RBI’s permission is necessary, if the inheritance results in favour of a citizen of a foreign state, who is a resident outside India.


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