Eligibility of firms providing educational services to NRI students under SEIS – DGFT

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Policy 3 Division

Policy Circular No. 13/2015-2020

Dated: 05.10.2018


1.  All Regional Authorities of the DGFT
2.  All Exporters/Members of Trade

Subject: Eligibility of firms providing educational services to NRI Students under SEIS

The Directorate has received references from members of trade seeking clarification on eligibility of firms providing educational services to NRl students for benefits under the Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS).

2 The matter has been examined in this Directorate in consultation with the Department of Commerce. It is clarified that for the purpose of claim of SEIS benefits under Appendix 3D of SEIS,  Serial no.  4 –  A/B/C or D,  the educational services rendered by Indian Institutes to NRis are eligible for SEIS benefits under the FTP 2015-20.  It is also clarified that  while educational services provided to NRl students (who constitute foreign consumers) would be eligible under the SEIS,  services given to Indian students sponsored by NRis would not be eligible,  since such category of students cannot be considered as foreign

3. This Policy circular is issued with the approval of the DGFT.

(Lokesh H. D.)
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade

(Issued from F. No. 01/61/180/154/AM18/PC3)

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