Expat Savings Account

Citibank® Savings Account For Expatriates.

Banking Simplified.

Citibank Savings Account for Expatriates

Between delayed flights and jet-lagged days, between 'getting used to' and home-made favorites, between work and play, when life is making constant demands on your time, your banking services shouldn't. Get yourself a Citibank Savings Account specially created for Expatriates.

International savings account for expats

Citibank® Savings Account For Expatriates

Top reasons to apply for a Citibank® Savings Account for Expatriates

  • Free withdrawals at any ATM in India and overseas+
  • Simplified remittance1 process
  • No more call waiting! We will answer your call in 20 seconds or less

Benefits of Expat Account

Simplify life, one thing at a time

  • Simplify remittance1 with one-time documentation++.
  • Simplify savings with zero fee banking services.
  • Simplify financial planning with assistance from in-depth research2 reports, and Citibank's proprietary online financial tools.
  • Simplify access to financial solutions such as:
    • Mutual Funds from select partner houses3
    • Time Deposits
    • Forex Services.
  • Simplify banking with assistance in 20 seconds or less when you call our 24x7 CitiPhone helpline4.
  • Simplify your world with border-less access to our 24x7 CitiPhone international toll-free assistance at
    1800-506-9598 (from USA) or 00-800-4663-2484 (from other countries5).
  • Simplify travel with Emergency Cash Advance of up to US $10006 if your Debit Card is lost or stolen while in a foreign country.
  • Simplify online banking with secure access to over 100 types of account transactions on the easy-to-use
    award-winning7 Citibank Online banking platform.
  • Simplify geography with anytime, anywhere Citi Mobile Banking.
  • Simplify sending and receiving money with instant fund transfers with Mobile and SMS Banking.
  • Simplify rules with flexible relationship options
    • Citibank Savings Account for Expatriates requires you to maintain a minimum relationship value of Rs2,00,000 with us. However, you can spread that amount across Citibank investment products such as, Insurance, Home Loan, and Demat Account. It's your money. It's your choice.

Simplify life with the Citibank Platinum Debit Card

  • Free ATM cash withdrawal around the world+.
  • High daily spend and withdrawal limit up to Rs1 Lakh.
  • Shop online and in-store worldwide.
  • Get 1% cash back on all your Debit Card purchases.*
  • Get 2 air miles on Jet Airways and Air India for every Rs100 spent if you are a Frequent Flyer program member of one or both airlines.
  • Enjoy Welcome Privileges on a range of lifestyle products and services.

Refer to the CITIBANK PRIVILEGES section for details.


Features of Expat Account


Service Access on the go
  • Citibank Online
  • Mobile & SMS Banking
  • CitiPhone Banking
  • Branch Banking
Minimum Relationship Value The average monthly relationship value requirement for this account is Rs2,00,000 which includes balances Savings, Term Deposits, Investments, Insurance, Outstanding principal on Home Loan and Citibank Demat Account.
CitiAlerts Track your account activity with free SMS &
E-mail alerts.
Statement Options Online e-Statements or by regular post, as per your choice.

Expat Account Interest

Interest Rate 3.5% per annum
Interest Calculated Daily
Interest Paid Quarterly

Transactional Benefits of Expat Savings Account

Debit Card payments at Fuel Stations Zero transaction fee at Citibank affiliated IndianOil outlets.
Withdrawals and balance enquiry at ATMs
(in India and Overseas8)
NEFT/RTGS Transactions Complimentary
Demand Drafts Issuance and Cancellation Complimentary
Cheque book Replacement Complimentary
Duplicate Statements Complimentary
Stop Payment Complimentary
Foreign Currency Draft Issuance and Cancellation Complimentary
Outstation and Foreign Currency Cheque Collections Complimentary
Signature Verification Complimentary
Platinum Debit Card Complimentary
Replacement Debit Card Complimentary
Citibank Privileges

Privileges of Citibank® Savings Account For Expatriates

Debit Card Privileges For Expatriates

Merchant Partner Offer Details Validity
Travel AVIS Get 25% off on all Chauffeur Drive bookings. Jan 13, 2017

Citibank Privileges

Dining Privileges Get up to 20% savings on your dinning bills. Enjoy the offer at over 2,000 diners including popular cafés, bistros, fast-food restaurants, food courts and fine dining establishments.

To find a Citibank partner restaurant near you, click here.
Shopping Privileges Get special shopping offers and other attractive deals on your Citibank Card across hundreds of Citibank preferred merchants.

To find a store in your city, click here.

FAQs related to Expat Account

1) What is expat bank account?

An expat bank account is an account that is specially meant for people who do not reside in their home country. Such accounts offer wealth solutions that can help expatriates manage and control their finances. Such accounts are ideal for people who make international transactions or have accounts in different currencies.

2) What are the advantages of international banking for expats?

The following are some of the best advantages of international banking for expats:

  • Tax Saving
  • Flexible banking options
  • Convenient access to banking services
  • Better investment opportunities
  • Ability to transact in multiple currencies
  • Access to attractive exchange rates
  • Flexible lending and credit facilities

3) What is the difference between expat offshore banking and onshore or local banking?

International banks offer offshore banking services to expatriates who live outside of their home country. Expats who have an offshore account can make transactions in foreign currencies and thereby remove the need to open an account in the foreign country where they reside.

Onshore or local banking refers to accounts that are operated under the laws and regulations that govern the bank of the country it is based in. Such accounts allow customers to make transactions in the local currency of the country where the bank is located and registered.

  • Free ATM cash withdrawals with Citibank^
  • Take control of your worldwide bank account with Citibank global banking services


Account opening is subject to Citibank Terms and conditions and applicable RBI guidelines.

Citibank India does not market any product or service to individuals resident in the European Union, European Economic Area, Switzerland, Guernsey, Jersey, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, UK and The Isle of Man. This webpage is not, and should not be construed as, an offer, invitation or solicitation to buy or sell any of the products and services mentioned herein to individuals resident in the European Union, European Economic Area, Switzerland, Guernsey, Jersey, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, UK and The Isle of Man.

This account is applicable for clients earning net monthly income of Rs1 Lakh and above and working in companies that have a tie-up with Citibank Suvidha or can be opened with an initial cheque value of Rs2 Lakh.

+Citibank will not levy any charge on cash withdrawals done overseas at any ATM although, please note other banks may charge fees for usage of their ATMs, which will be borne by the Account holder.

1All foreign transactions are subject to the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 or any rule, regulation, notification, direction or order made thereunder. For any queries, please contact your Citibank Relationship Manager. This is applicable for expatriates employed by Indian subsidiaries/companies and earning rupee salary, having a valid employment visa/residential permit for occupation.

++Subject to FEMA guidelines.

Documentation for remittance service needs to be renewed every year. Foreign nationals resident in India can open and maintain a resident Rupee account in India in terms of Notification No. 5/2000-RB dated 3rd May 2000 viz., Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) Regulations, 2000, as amended from time to time. All remittances and repatriation from the expat account would be under permissible norms as applicable under RBI Notification No. FEMA 13/2000 dated 3rd May 2000, as amended from time to time.

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Citibank N.A. provides no independent research or analysis in the substance or preparation of this report. The information in this report has been obtained from reports issued by Citigroup Global Markets and Citigroup Investment Research. Such information is based upon sources Citigroup Global Markets (CGM) / Citigroup Investment Research (CIR) believe to be reliable. CGM and / or Citibank N.A., however, do not guarantee its accuracy and it may be incomplete or condensed. All opinions and estimates constitute CGM's view as of the date of report and are subject to change without notice. This report / presentation is provided for general information only and nothing contained in the material constitutes a recommendation for the purchase or sale of any security and/or currency. As a prerequisite condition for arriving at a decision to invest, any investor considering an investment should seek independent advice on the suitability or otherwise of the particular investment.

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5Other countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Columbia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and UK

6List of participating countries:

  • Argentina*
  • Bahrain*
  • Belgium*
  • Brazil*
  • Chile
  • China*
  • Columbia*
  • Egypt*
  • Greece*
  • Guam*
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary*
  • India*
  • Indonesia*
  • IPB (Miami, NY, San Francisco)
  • Japan
  • Korea*
  • Macau
  • Malaysia*
  • Maxico*
  • Peru*
  • Philipines*
  • Poland*
  • Singapore
  • Spain*
  • CzechRepublic*
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand*
  • Turkey*
  • UAE*
  • UK*
  • Uruguay
  • USA*
  • Venezuela*
  • Vietnam

A charge of $25 may be levied by certain Citibank branches for emergency cash assistance services. As per the extant FEMA regulations.

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*Redemption of Reward Points:

  • Minimum number of Reward Points required to redeem airlines = 500 Reward Points
  • Minimum number of Reward Points required to get Cash Back = 1,500 Reward Points
  • You need to call 24x7 CitiPhone to redeem your Reward Points. Please quote the correct frequent flyer number, for airmiles redemption

Reward Points are valid only if swiped on a Citibank EDC machine. It is hereby clarified that no Reward Points shall accrue on any purchases/spends made on the CitiCard (whether used online or through physical swipes) for mutual fund payments, insurance premium payments, electronic-tax payments, railway ticket purchases using IRCTC.com, donations, Credit Card balance payments, loan payments or stock investments etc. The Bank shall have the final discretion in choosing merchants and/or products where the Customer may earn Reward Points using the CitiCard.

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