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Citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal, Bhutan and China cannot acquire property in India and can only lease such assets for a period not exceeding five years, according to RBI. Photo: Bloomberg  (Bloomberg)
Citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal, Bhutan and China cannot acquire property in India and can only lease such assets for a period not exceeding five years, according to RBI. Photo: Bloomberg (Bloomberg)

Macau, Hong Kong citizens can’t buy property in India without RBI’s permission

The regions join a list of citizens of 8 countries which are prohibited from buying property in India without RBI permission

Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said citizens of Macau and Hong Kong are prohibited from acquiring property in India without the central bank’s prior permission.

Macau and Hong Kong are both special administered regions of China and join a list of citizens of eight countries which are prohibited from buying property in India without RBI permission.

Citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal, Bhutan and China cannot acquire property in India and can only lease such assets for a period not exceeding five years, according to RBI.

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