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Question From Jatin Kapadia
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Dear Seniors,
With reference to EPF for international workers (other than the countries entered into S.S.A.), kindly advise on the followings:
1) EPF contribution for international worker
2) Withdrawal procedure
Thanks & regards,

From India, Thana
Dear Durga,
For the employees on countries other than SSA countries the EPF contribution'll be applicable as per the Notification. You can refer the FAQ on the EPF web Site as for detailed reference in the matter.
The withdrawal as far as the EPF Fund is concerned, in such cases'll be allowed after completion of 58 years of age or when the employee is permanently disable or suffering from serious diseases like Cancer, TB and Leprosy etc. The EPS Fund is not allowed to be withdrawn, however, only in the case when the Indian Worker in the country of the member are allowed such Pension Fund withdrawal, the employee in India may be allowed such withdrawal.
Sincerely,
Amit

From India, Delhi
Sir,
I have a few questions:
1) Contribution on Basic or Gross?
2) What if the worker's visa is not renewed or if he wants to resign and go back to his hometown?
3) What is the withdrawal procedure?
Kindly advise.

From India, Thana
Dear friend, Pl.find attached some materials which would be helpful to manage the subject. For further procedure you should get in touch with the concerned PFO. Regards, kumar.s.
From India, Bangalore

Attached Files
File Type: doc PF to International worker.doc (29.0 KB, 1273 views)
File Type: pdf International Workers Scheme-Gazette Notifn..pdf (636.5 KB, 1135 views)
File Type: pdf International workers_notification_schemes.pdf (433.1 KB, 920 views)
File Type: pdf International Workers-hand_book.pdf (939.0 KB, 1779 views)

In continuation of above mentioned factors, my query is:
as per RBI norms if an International Worker does not have a valid visa he / she can not maintain Bank Account in India in his individual capacity.
How will he / she get back the amount of contribution (once International worker goes back to his country, after resignation, his visa also expires.
Any comments please.
Thank you,

From India, New Delhi
Dear Krishan,
Yes ...you are correct. Actually the Govt didn't have any clear cut instructions in the matter as the scheme provisions came not long ago but as the time progressed this issue become important as few expats whose contracts expired and who also completed 58 years of age wished to get back their contribution. So to overcome the problem of not been able to continue with their Bank Account in India, the Govt has only this month came with an amendment in the EPF Scheme on 05.10.2012 in Para 72 sub Para 2, through which the amount can now be claimed by such International worker either through his Bank account if such an arrangement exist on the date of withdrawal or through the employer. So this'd bring relief as well as clarity on the matter you had raised.
Sincerely,
Amit Kumar

From India, Delhi
Dear Friends,
Attached is the press release in Economic Times which says expats may be in a position to withdraw PF before attaining age of 58 only for the countries where GOI has SSA agreement.
Please comment!
best wishes,

From India, New Delhi

Attached Files
File Type: pdf PF withdrawal by expats.pdf (82.4 KB, 669 views)

Very useful discussion, as we are entering into an agreement with many MNCs and they are deputing expats for various official work. In case of some more development please also shared.
Regards,
Jatin Kapadia

From India, Surat
Sub: EPF Claim eligibility for Expats
Hello: I am an expat working in India and was being paid in my home country. My company paid PF on my behalf for both employee and employer contribution. Am I eligible to claim the PF when I leave the company since I did contribute to the PF?
Thanks

From United States, Chicago
Sub: EPF Claim eligibility for Expats
Hello: I am an expat working in India and was being paid in my home country. My company paid PF on my behalf for both employee and employer contribution. Am I eligible to claim the PF when I leave the company since I did not contribute to the PF?
Thanks

From United States, Chicago

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