SBI, Retail Branch, Bahrain facilitates for opening the following types of Deposit Accounts with authorised branches of State Bank of India in India :-

  • Non-Resident External (NRE) Rupee Account.

  • Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) Account.

  • Foreign Currency Non-Resident (FCNR) Account.  

For more details regarding the Deposit Schemes, Check out SBI NRI Services 

The following Original documents are required for opening the accounts in India:-

  • Passport (First page, Visa Page & Last Page)

  • CPR

  • Valid Resident Permit

  • Foreign / Indian address proof- Passport/ Telephone Bill/ Electricity Bill / Letter from the employer (if address different from CPR address)

  • PAN / FORM 60 (for opening NRO Accounts)

  • Two recent passport size photographs

  • Initial deposit amount of INR 3,000/- as a draft in the name of the applicant

Pass Book, Cheque Book and ATM Card will be sent to SBI, Retail Branch, Bahrain (from where you can collect it personally) or sent directly to your Indian or overseas address, as per your choice.

The Password (PIN) of ATM card will be sent to your proposed Branch in India only; you can collect the same from your proposed branch in India.

Loans to NRIs by State Bank of India in India

State Bank of India offers several loan schemes to NRIs in India to buy a car or home in India, or to tide over unforeseen financial needs.

To view details of loan products, eligibility criteria, and repayment options, Check out SBI NRI Services

Demat and Portfolio Investment Schemes in India for NRIs

To opt for Demat facility and to have the Portfolio Investment Scheme operationalised, please contact any authorised branches of State Bank of India in India. For more details, Check out SBI NRI Services ( Your enquiries on NRI services can be sent to


SBI now provides Account Balance and Transaction details of your Accounts in INDIA over phone round-the-clock. Information on Deposits & Loan schemes and Services also available.