Non-Resident Indian (NRI) is a person resident outside India who is a citizen of India with any one of the criteria applicable to:
- For taking up employment outside India.
- For carrying on outside India a business or vocation outside India.
- For any purpose, in such circumstances as would indicate his intention to stay outside India for an uncertain period.
For income tax purpose, a non-resident is a person who has been living out of India for more than 182 days in the preceding financial year.