Non Resident Indians (NRIs) will soon be able to make UPI payments without having an Indian mobile number. NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) has allowed NRIs in 10 countries to transfer funds digitally using the UPI platform from NRE/NRO accounts.
NRIs with NRE or NRO (non-resident ordinary) accounts can access UPI services with their interantional mobile numbers in 10 countries.
NPCI has given time till 30 April to partner banks to comply with the directions under which non-residents will be allowed to make transactions using international mobile numbers.
To start with, this service will enable in country codes of Australia, Singapore, Canada, Oman, Hong Kong, USA, UAE, UK, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, along with the current domestic country code.
The only condition that partner bank has to follow is the guidelines of RBI from time-to-time.
NRIs just have to link their NRE and NRO accounts linked to their international SIM to UPI. Then, they can use it like any other Indian UPI user.