RBI/2011-12/313
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 60

December 22, 2011

To
All Authorised Persons in Foreign Exchange

Madam/Sir,

Know Your Customer (KYC) norms/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) standards / Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Obligation of
Authorised Persons under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, (PMLA), 2002, as amended by Prevention of Money Laundering  (Amendment) Act, 2009 – Money changing activities

Attention of Authorised Persons is invited to F-Part-II of the Annex to the A.P. (Dir Series) Circular No. 17 [A.P. (FL/RL Series) Circular No. 04] dated November 27, 2009.

2.         In view of the problems faced by the money changers while obtaining documents towards address proof from foreign tourists, it has been decided to amend certain instructions contained in the aforementioned Part.  The amended instructions are given in the Annex.

3.         All the other instructions contained in the A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 17 [A.P. (FL/RL Series) Circular No. 04] dated November 27, 2009 shall remain unchanged.

4.         Authorised Persons may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents concerned.

5.         The directions contained in this Circular have been issued under Sections 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) and non-compliance with the guidelines would attract penal provisions of Section 11(3) of the Act ibid.

Yours faithfully,

Meena Hemchandra
Chief General Manager-in-Charge


Annex
[Annex to A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.60
dated December 22, 2011

Customer Identification Procedure
Features to be verified and documents that may be obtained from customers

Extant Guidelines

Revised Guidelines

Features

Documents

Features

Documents

Transactions
With
Individuals
Transactions
With
Individuals
– Legal name and any other names used (i) Passport (ii) PAN card (iii) Voter’s Identity Card (iv) Driving licence (v) Identity card (subject to the AP’s satisfaction) (vi) Letter from a recognized public authority or public servant verifying the identity and residence of the customer to the satisfaction of the AP. – Legal name and any other names used i) Passport (ii) PAN card (iii) Voter’s Identity Card (iv) Driving licence (v) Identity card (subject to the AP’s satisfaction) (vi) Letter from a recognized public authority or public servant verifying the identity and residence of the customer to the satisfaction of the AP.
– Correct permanent address (i) Telephone bill (ii) Bank account statement (iii) Letter from any recognized public authority (iv) Electricity bill (v) Ration card (vi) Letter from employer (subject to satisfaction of the AP).

(any one of the documents, which provides customer information to the satisfaction of the AP will suffice).

– Correct permanent
address
(i) Telephone bill (ii) Bank account statement (iii) Letter from any recognized public authority (iv) Electricity bill (v) Ration card (vi) Letter from employer (subject to satisfaction of the AP).

(any one of the documents, which provides customer information to the satisfaction of the AP will suffice).

Note: – In case of foreign tourists, copies of passport containing identification particulars and address, may be accepted as documentary proof for both identification as well as address.  Further, a copy of the visa of non-residents, duly stamped by Indian Immigration authorities may also be obtained and kept on record.

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