Foreign Direct Investment

Through Automatic and Approval route

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Foreign Direct Investment

Through Automatic and Approval route

Foreign Direct Investment in India:

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India is a major monetary source for economic development in India. Foreign companies invest directly in fast growing private Indian businesses to take benefits of cheaper wages and changing business environments of India.


India has always been an attraction for the foreign companies with regards to investment. There is a large number of foreign direct investments in India that are seen in several sectors in recent times. The policies are becoming more and more liberal and hence the country is a popular destination for FDI.

Methods of FDI  in India:

The foreign direct investor may obtain voting power of an enterprise in an economy through any of the following methods:

  • By the means of including a fully owned subsidiary or firm anywhere
  • By obtaining shares in an associated company
  • Via a merger or an acquisition of a firm that is not related
  • By taking part in an equity joint venture with another investor or company

FDI in India is allowed through two routes. One is Approval route or Government Route and the other one is automatic route. Let us now understand the difference between the two routes.

FDI through Approval or Government route:

Under this route, approval from the Government of India is required before making an investment. Proposals for foreign investments coming under the Government route are considered by the respective Administrative Ministry Department.

FDI through Automatic Route:

Under this route, the non-resident investor or the Indian company does not require any prior approval from the Government of India for investments in the country. That means foreign direct investment opportunities can be met without any preliminary approval from the government.


Under any route, the foreign companies need to follow the FEMA rules, FDI policies, and SEBI rules and other applicable provisions. The easiest procedure for FDI in India is indeed the automatic route. Procedure for FDI through automatic route is quite simpler and requires minimum documentation and processing.


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  • Filing of FG-GPR
  • Issue of CA Certificate
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FDI Policy: Sectors where FDI is allowed via Government Route / Automatic Route

FDI Policy: Sectors where Government Approval is required

  • Mining and mineral separation of titanium bearing minerals and ores
  • Food Product Retail Trading
  • Defense
  • Broadcasting Content Service: (a) FM Radio (b) Up linking of ‘News & Current Affairs’ TV Channels
  • Uploading/ Streaming of News & Current Affairs through Digital Media
  • Print Media – Publishing of newspaper and periodicals dealing with news and current affairs
  • Print Media – Publication of Indian editions of foreign magazines dealing with news and current affairs
  • Publishing/printing of scientific and technical magazines/specialty journals/ periodicals Publication of facsimile edition of foreign newspapers
  • Air Transport Service – Scheduled, and Regional Air Transport Service
  • Investment by Foreign Airlines
  • Satellites- establishment and operation
  • Telecom Services
  • Private Security Agencies
  • Trading – MBRT
  • Banking – Private Sector
  • Banking – Public Sector
  • Pharmaceutical – Brownfield

FDI Policy: Sectors under Automatic Route is required

  • Agriculture & Plantation Sector / Manufacturing sector
  • Mining and Exploration of metal and nonmetal ores & Mining – Coal & Lignite
  • Broadcasting Carriage Services
  • Broadcasting Content Service – Up-linking of Non-‘News & Current Affairs’ TV Channels/ Down-linking of TV Channels
  • Airports – Greenfield / Brownfield
  • Air Transport Service – Non-Scheduled / Helicopter Services/ Seaplane Services
  • Other services under Civil Aviation Sector: Ground Handling
  • Other services under Civil Aviation Sector: Maintenance & Repair organizations; flying training & technical training institutions
  • Construction Development / Industrial Parks -new and existing
  • Trading: Wholesale, E-commerce activities, SBRT / Duty Free Shops / Railway Infrastructure
  • Asset Reconstruction Companies / Credit Information Companies
  • Intermediaries or Insurance Intermediaries
  • White Label ATM Operations / Other Financial Services
  • Pharmaceuticals – Greenfield
  • Exploration activities of oil and natural gas fields
  • Petroleum refining by PSUs
  • Infrastructure Company in the Securities Market
  • Insurance, pension, Power exchange

Documents & details required for FDI in India

  • List of Names, addresses and identification proof of all foreign collaborators of the Investor Company/Entity.
  • From both Investee & Investor Companies/Entities: 1) Certificate of Incorporation 2) Memorandum of Association (MOA) 3) Board Resolution 4) Audited Financial Statement of Last Financial Year 5) Article of Association
  • Pre-and Post-investment shareholding pattern of the Investee Company.
  • In case of existing ventures, copy of joint venture agreement/shareholders’ agreement/ technology transfer/trademark/brand assignment agreement (as applicable).
  • An affidavit stating that all information provided in hard copy and online is the same and correct.
  • Copy of Downstream Intimation.
  • Copy of relevant past FIPB/SIA/RBI approvals, connected with the current proposal.
  • Relevant Foreign Inward Remittance Certificate (FIRC) in case investment has already flowed in.
  • High Court order in case of scheme of arrangement.
  • Valuation certificate as approved by a certified Chartered Accountant.

Process to get FDI in India


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Preparation of the documents


Preparation of the proposal


Submission of the Proposal


Approval letter received

Fill in the simple checklist

A Compliance Manager will get in touch with you to obtain your information along with a simple checklist. You need to fill up that checklist and submit along with your documents for processing. Our expert team will verify documents and proceed with application formalities. Throughout the process, your dedicated Compliance Manager will keep you updated on the progress of FDI approval.

Submission of Proposal

Once we verify the documents provided by you, we will proceed towards the next step which is Submission of the proposal and uploading documents on Foreign Investment Facilitation Portal. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) assigns the case to the concerned Ministry within 2 working days. The DIPP will circulate the proposal online within 2 days to RBI for review from FEMA perspective.

Approval Letter received

The Reserve Bank of India will scrutinize the proposals within one week and may ask for additional information / clarifications if required. On getting all the required information, the competent authority if satisfied will approve the Proposals of Foreign Direct Investment in India in two weeks Once the approval letter is received from the competent authority,  we will send the same approval letters to you via Email


FAQs on FDI in India

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  • How can an Indian company receive foreign investment?

    The routes under which foreign investment can be made is as under:

    Automatic Route: Foreign Investment is allowed under the automatic route without prior approval of the Government or the Reserve Bank of India, in all activities/ sectors as specified in the Regulation 16 of FEMA 20 (R).
    Government Route: Foreign investment in activities not covered under the automatic route requires prior approval of the Government.

  • Is any approval required for an entity which has received foreign investment under automatic route and subsequently the sector was brought under approval route?

    As long as the foreign shareholding in the entity remains the same and there is no corporate action pursuant to the sector being brought under approval route, approval is not required.

  • What are the Eligibility criteria for Foreign Direct Investment under Approval Route?

    1. Eligible Investors.
    2. Investors who cannot invest through the automatic route.
    3. Countries such as China, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
    4. Investments which is not prohibited as an investment under the Approval Route.
  • Which are the Industries where FDI is strictly prohibited under any route ?

    There are a few industries where FDI is strictly prohibited under any route. These industries are:

    1. Atomic Energy Generation
    2. Any gambling or betting businesses
    3. Lotteries (online, private, government, etc)
    4. Investment in Chit Funds
    5. Nidhi Company
    6. Agricultural or Plantation Activities (although there are many exceptions like horticulture, fisheries, tea plantations, Pisciculture, animal husbandry, etc)
    7. Housing and Real Estate (except townships, commercial projects, etc)
    8. Trading in TDR’s
    9. Cigars, Cigarettes, or any related tobacco industry
  • What are the FDI Reporting Requirements?

    Within 30 days of receipt of money from the foreign investor, the Indian company will report to the Regional Office of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under whose jurisdiction its registered office is located.

    Within 30 days from the date of issue of shares a report in Form FC-GPR together with required documents should be filed with the Regional Office of RBI.

  • What are the documents required to be attached with form FC-GPR?

    Within 30 days from the date of issue of shares a report in Form FC-GPR together with the following documents should be filed with the Regional Office of RBI:

    1. Certificate from the Company Secretary of the company accepting investment from persons resident outside
    2. Certificate from Statutory Auditors or Chartered Accountant indicating the manner of arriving at the price of the shares issued to the persons resident outside India
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  • Still have Confusion?

    Don’t worry! Our experts are here to help you. Get in touch with our team for easy filing of SMF form FC-TRS. Write to us at or call us @+91 9643 203 209.

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