rbi/ IT dept wont block anything, you are declaring the transfer reason as Equity investment but I guess the money will go into a margin account and not explicit cash account? In that case you are violating the rules and liable for penalty if audited.
IDFC First account UI looks good btw I see an upload document button.
Do you need to attach anything for your transfers as per the below link?
i have studied some provisions of FEMA and LRS …
Capital account transactions are allowed to only if specifically allowed under to Fema act.
Current account transactions are allowed unless specified disallowed under the Fema act.
so Doing investment outside India comes under capital account transactions…
Schedule I of Foreign Exchange Management (Permissible capital account transactions) Regulations, 2000includes the Classes of Permissible Capital Account Transactions for resident Indians
& this schedule include following point.
Investment by a person resident in India in foreign securities
also Remittance from India for margins or margin calls to overseas exchanges / overseas counterparty is not allowed under LRS
Now provision under LRS is not disallowing from trading derivatives specifically…
** also under Schedule I** which include permissible capital account transactions includes another point … which is Sale and purchase of foreign exchange derivatives in India and abroad and commodity derivatives abroad by a person resident in India.
SO forex derivatives and commodity derivatives are allowed for resident individual
just check this link of the website of RBI and read schedule 1
investment is allowed (we already know)
and moreover commodity derivative is allowed for hedging purpose and RBI has issued some notification for the same.
and just see the answer of 2nd question
they said we don’t have information about this…
Fema has not banned derivative trading specifically.
also Schedule 1 allows investment in foreign securities
Lrs Prohibits Forex trading outside India and also it doesn’t allow to take Leverage.
also from 26-02-2019 schedule 1 allows certain Forex and commodity derivative contracts (may be for hedging purpose)
You can read all above information from the website of RBI
Only RBI & any Fema expert can give us more clarification about this.
RBI also take queries related to Foreign exchange …I think that is better option for us to get accurate information.
And if we don’t remit funds from India can we trade US derivatives (options)
As long as Indian forex is not consumed, it might be ok (not a expert advice). Let us say, you get the money from your friend who is abroad, then it may not even come into picture.
For trading in derivatives, people could evey try out top step trader etc…
Sending money out of India to trade is really tough. If you send it through LRS (liberalized remittance scheme), you can transfer upto $275k per year, but now there is a 5% tax collection on source for amounts above $10k. If you send it through LRS, you can invest but not do any derivative or margin trading.
As a company to send money out is again very tough. You could send it out to trade derivatives only if you are hedging some kind of business risk, otherwise you can’t really easily send it out only to trade markets.
I don’t transfer funds to my brokerage account and will inform a friend an NRI to fund my brokerage account and transfer equivalent amount to his account in India from my Indian bank account,
This way my funds are credited to Brokerage account without LRS, not sure if this is legal
Some brokers might check the name of bank account funding the brokerage amount and verify if it matches with the brokerage account holder. If it does not, they would not accept funds or allow withdrawal.