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arupda
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arupda 2013.09.15 14:38 

Hello,

I am a forex trader now. I've read in some forums currently that forex trading is completely illegal for Indian residents as per RBI guidelines and it may cause to jail. I want to know that how to overcome this problem. Can anybody provide any legal solution on it? Thank you.

whroeder1
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whroeder1 2013.09.15 15:26  
  1. If that is true, then how can there be Forex Brokers In India?
  2. This forum is about mq4 and programming - you're off topic. Edited by moderator, it's not off-topic.
  3. We can't discuss specific brokers here.
  4. Do your own research.
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.09.16 11:42  

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Alain Verleyen 2013.09.16 11:50  
arupda:

Hello,

I am a forex trader now. I've read in some forums currently that forex trading is completely illegal for Indian residents as per RBI guidelines and it may cause to jail. I want to know that how to overcome this problem. Can anybody provide any legal solution on it? Thank you.

I really don't know. I found this video, but have no time to investigate more on that. Maybe some Indian users can help you.
KoT 009
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KoT 009 2013.09.17 04:52  

In India only 4 pairs are legally allowed to trade. They are USDINR, GBPINR, EURINR and JPYINR. That too only in futures and options market. No spot trading. Moreover they are not traded using MetaTrader 4/5.

But there is a tricky way to overcome the government restrictions.

If u have a trustable relative/friend who lives abroad and have citzenship of that country(where FOREX trading is legal) . Send money to him to open a account on his name. Then trade from India. Whenever u want u ask your friend to withdraw and send money back to your indian bank account or ask him to instruct his family members in india to give the amount to you (as he can use the withdrawn amount for himself).

surubabs Suresh Kakkattil
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surubabs Suresh Kakkattil 2013.09.17 06:55  
arupda:

Hello,

I am a forex trader now. I've read in some forums currently that forex trading is completely illegal for Indian residents as per RBI guidelines and it may cause to jail. I want to know that how to overcome this problem. Can anybody provide any legal solution on it? Thank you.

Hai, Bro, you are right its illegal to trade online forex indian residents, but i feel its elligal like "no smoking" in public, if you are that much worryed, u go to Dubai and open an International Bank account in HSBC, then open a forex account, trade online from india. mean wile you have to open an NRI account in indian HSBC,

http://rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Mode=0&Id=6336

Thank you

Suresh

Rajandran R
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Rajandran R 2013.09.17 07:16  

Hi,

Yes it is illegal for Indian Retail Traders however if you are an NRI some legal possibilities are there. Some brief discussion over here

Forex Trading Legality in India

Rajandran R

Helas
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Helas 2014.01.20 07:13  
I have read your post and found it really nice and interesting. I would like to say thanks to you that you share this post here with us. There is no doubt that Forex Trading is the best way to promote your business. So must try it.
SYED NAUFAL GADDAFI
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SYED NAUFAL GADDAFI 2014.04.20 00:12  
chandra100:

If u have a trustable relative/friend who lives abroad and have citzenship of that country(where FOREX trading is legal) . Send money to him to open a account on his name. Then trade from India. Whenever u want u ask your friend to withdraw and send money back to your indian bank account or ask him to instruct his family members in india to give the amount to you (as he can use the withdrawn amount for himself).



This is what you can do most of the time.
Ian Venner
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Ian Venner 2014.04.20 01:32  
arupda:

Hello,

I am a forex trader now. I've read in some forums currently that forex trading is completely illegal for Indian residents as per RBI guidelines and it may cause to jail. I want to know that how to overcome this problem. Can anybody provide any legal solution on it? Thank you.

I think the first thing you will need is a bank account based in another country so transactions cannot be inspected by your government. Once you have that it should be easy enough to open an account with a forex broker based in another country.

bcadenis
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bcadenis 2014.05.02 15:15  

Hi

I was thinking of a solution to this problem. Do you think if we transfer funds and withdraw using moneybookers/ skrill (without going through a bank account) it will go by undetected by the governement?

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