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You are eligible for the ICICI Bank NRI Seafarer Savings Account if you maintain a minimum monthly average balance of INR 10,000 at account level or INR 25,000 at customer ID level.

Documents required for the application

Following KYC documents should be collected for opening seafarer account:

  • Self-attested copy of valid passport (First and last four pages of the passport (pages with your name, address, date of birth, date and place of issue, expiry date, photograph and signature). Photocopy must include first four pages of passport and the pages indicating last date of arrival in India. The signature should be clearly visible and match the signature on your registration form)
  • Self-attested copy of valid visa (first two pages and last two pages of the passport as well as the page indicating the last date of arrival in India) OR continuous discharge certificate (CDC). Certificate must indicate last date of arrival in India or declaration by ICICI employee (during Branch visit) confirming that you are sailing for the first time

In case of employees on Oil Rigs, instead of a visa, a letter from government authority stating “allowed to entry country” or a business Visa along with a valid appointment letter is taken.

  • Seafarer’s from the customer. No separate declaration will be required if the declaration is a part of the Account Opening Form (AOF):

1) For a permanent employee in addition to the above the initial work contract and last wage slip (should not be more than six months old)


2) If the customer is a contract employee, then the following documents are also required:

  1. Valid CDC is a mandatory document along with the last page of the disembarkation stamp
  2. Valid work contract with the last page of the wage slip or

iii. The expired/last contract letter, if the disembarkation stamp on CDC is not more than six months old


3) For oil rigs,

  1. An expired contract letter can be accepted if the last disembarkation stamp on the passport from the country where the oil rig is situated is not more than six months old

Note - All KYC Documents provided need to be self-attested

Forms to download for the application

  • Existing Customer - Upgrade form
  • The NRI Seafarer Savings Account can be opened under both NRO & NRE Account variants.
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Forms to download for the application

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NRI Seafarer FAQ's  

You can open an NRI Savings Account by applying online. Click on link below and our customer service representative will call you back in next 15 minutes to assist you in opening an account.


Please click here to know the documentation requirements for opening an Easy Rupee Account.


The minimum amount for opening an Easy Rupee Account is INR 15,250.