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Foreign
Currency A/C

DFCA/DRA

Diplomatic Foreign Currency Accounts (DFCA) and Diplomatic Rupee Accounts (DRA)

ECBA

External Commercial Borrowing Account

RGFCA

Resident Guest Foreign Currency Accounts

RGRCA - Investors

Resident Guest Rupee Current Accounts Investors

Resident Guest Rupee Current Accounts - Professionals

Resident Guest Rupee Current Accounts - Professionals

Diplomatic Foreign Currency Accounts (DFCA) and Diplomatic Rupee Accounts (DRA)

Eligibility

  • Foreign Diplomatic Missions.
  • Diplomatic personnel who have been exempted from the requirement of obtaining resident visa issued by the Department of Immigration and Emigration.
  • Family members of Diplomatic personnel in Sri Lanka who have been exempted from the requirement of obtaining resident visa issued by the Department of Immigration and Emigration.

Special Benefits

  • Inward Remittances credited to Accounts free of charge
  • 100% protection on your investments

Required documents and information

  • For individuals, account opening application, a photocopy of valid passport (pages depicting photo, details, Visa and endorsements for alterations) KYC Form, FATCA declaration and any other documents stipulated by the Bank from time to time.
  • For Diplomatic Missions, account opening application as appropriate, KYC Forms, FATCA declaration and any other documents stipulated by the Bank from time to time.
  • A Letter of Request signed by the Head of the Diplomatic Mission or an authorized official on a letterhead of the Mission, to open DFA / DRA.

General (DRA)

  • Diplomatic Rupee Accounts (DRA) also may be opened and maintained as Savings, Current (without overdrawing facility) or Fixed Deposit Accounts in the domestic banking unit.

General (DFCA)

  • DFCAs may be opened and maintained as Savings, Current (without overdrawing facility) or Fixed Deposit accounts in the domestic banking unit in any designated Foreign Currency, i.e. USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CAD, HKD, SGD, JPY, SEK, NZD, DKK, NOK, CNY and CHF.

Diplomatic Foreign Currency Accounts (DFCA)
  • Remittances in foreign exchange received from outside Sri Lanka in favor of the account holder through the banking system.
  • Foreign exchange brought into Sri Lanka by the account holder, upon submission of adequate information / evidence to the Bank, enabling Banks to comply with Anti-Money Laundering & Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) laws.
  • Transfers from an Inward Investment Account (IIA) or an account maintained in the Offshore Banking Unit (OBU) of the same account holder.
  • Transfers from DFCAs and DRAs, irrespective of the account holder.
  • Interest earned in foreign currency on the funds held in the account.
Diplomatic Rupee Accounts (DRA)
  • Remittances in foreign exchange received from outside Sri Lanka in favor of the account holder through the banking system.
  • Foreign exchange brought into Sri Lanka by the account holder, upon submission of adequate information / evidence to the Bank, enabling Banks to comply with Anti-Money Laundering & Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) laws.
  • Transfers from an Inward Investment Account (IIA) or an account maintained in the Offshore Banking Unit (OBU) of the same account holder.
  • Transfers from DFCAs and DRAs, irrespective of the account holder.
  • Interest earned in foreign currency on the funds held in the account.

Contact Us

  • Manager - Foreign Currency Department , People’s Bank, Overseas Customer Services
  • +94 112332745
  • 0112332746 / 2334278 / 2437621 / 2446409
  • nrfc@peoplesbank.lk
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