Non-Resident Foreign Currency Accounts (NRFC)

An NRFC Account can be opened with any of the following currencies-

US Dollar (USD)
British Pound (GBP)
Australian Dollar (AUD)
Japanese Yen (JPY)
Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Swiss Franc (CHF)
Norwegian Kroner (NOK)
Swedish Kroner (SEK)
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)


  • A choice of designated currencies in which you can maintain your accounts.
  • Tax exemption on interest from deposits as per current regulations
  • Rupee and FCY loans against your NRFC deposit
  • Sweep facilities to credit Rupee Accounts at compatible exchange rates

Terms & Conditions applied


  • Banking convenience through our 24-hour Phone Banking
  • Transfer funds locally, or internationally via the Pay-by-Phone facility
  • Banking by fax (special application required)


  • Priority Banking for personalized care
  • Dedicated Relationship Manager just a phone call away

Types of Accounts Available

Savings Accounts

  • Minimum deposit requirement is USD 500 or equivalent in designated currency (Balance fluctuates according to exchange rates).
  • Interest is calculated on the daily balance and paid monthly. Withdrawals are on request.

Fixed Deposit Accounts

  • Minimum deposit requirement is USD 1000 or equivalent in designated currency.
  • Available for periods of 1, 2, 3, 6 and 12 months, for which interest is payable on maturity. Unless specified otherwise, deposits are renewed automatically on maturity at prevailing interest rates.

Requirements to open an NRFC Account

  • The minimum deposit requirement of USD 500 for Savings Accounts, USD 1,000 for Fixed Deposits or its equivalent in designated Foreign Currency.
  • A copy of your passport (Photo page)
  • Foreign address verification documents
  • Date of departure from Sri Lanka
  • Citizenship/nature of visa granted by a foreign Government
  • Account opening form duly completed and signed.

For more information on Remittances, email us, visit your nearest Standard Chartered Branch or call +94 11 2480 480


Nationals of Sri Lanka who are residents outside Sri Lanka.
Nationals of Sri Lanka who have returned to Sri Lanka from employment of abroad within 90 days of such return.
Non-nationals of Sri Lankan origin, who are residents outside Sri Lanka.
Individuals who maintain NRFC accounts.
Minors resident outside Sri Lanka who are nationals of Sri Lanka or Sri Lankan origins.

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