Every International Worker, other than an ‘excluded employee’ should become members of the Fund. There is no minimum period of stay in India for activation of Provident Fund compliance. Every eligible international worker has to be registered from the first date of his employment in India.
PF withdrawal conditions for international workmen.
1.If the international worker is covered by an SSA (Social Security Agreement), the worker may withdraw the provident fund in accordance with the regulations of that particular SSA.
2.If the worker is not covered by an SSA, you can withdraw the provident fund at the age of 58, which is the retirement age. However, exceptions are made if you have retired due to any incapacity for work or suffering from leprosy, cancer, and tuberculosis.
3.An international worker under an SSA may have the provident fund credited to your bank account outside of India. However, if it does not cover SSA, the PF will be credited to your bank account in India.
4.The Reserve Bank of India allowed expatriates to keep their bank accounts in India even after repatriation in order to pay their outstanding contributions.
For registration of international workmen follow the attachment.
17th May 2019 From India, Mumbai