PIS Bank Account is not mandatory if NRI Trading Account is opened for following reasons:


> To liquidate shares acquired in primary market or secondary market in resident status 

> To liquidate shares acquired as a promoter 

> To dematerialise physical share certificates and liquidate thereafter 

> To exercise stock options  ( ESOP ) and liquidate thereafter

> To liquidate shares acquired by you in IPO

> To liquidate shares acquired by you as a gift

> To invest in IPO and Mutual Funds

> To invest in F&O segment 


The NRI Demat Account will be opened as per the holding status of your existing shares. If your existing holding has repatriation benefits we will open a NRE Demat Account and Trading Account. If your existing holding does not have repatriation benefits we will open a NRO Demat and Trading Account. 


Your NRI Trading Account for the above reasons (except F&O Trading) can be opened in 2 working days from the time of receiving the completed forms.  In case of F&O Trading Account it takes 7 working days.