QROPS or Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme, is an overseas pension scheme that meets certain requirements set by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). A QROPS can receive transfers of United Kingdom (UK) Pension Benefits without incurring an unauthorised payment and scheme sanction charge.
Indians who have worked in UK might have made some regular contribution from their income towards a pension fund. Now if they plan to move out of UK, the UK Government allows transfer of their pension funds to pension schemes in India registered as QROPS.
We offer 3 retirement plans under QROPS
In ULIPS, the investment risk in the investment portfolio is borne by the policyholder
*The Assured Benefit amount shown assumes all due premiums as per the premium payment term shown above are paid. On maturity, you will receive higher of Assured Benefit or fund value. Assured Benefit will be 101% of total premium paid which is applicable only on maturity of the policy and does not apply on death or surrender.
**On completion of the tenth policy year, the Pension Boosters will be added for every subsequent fifth policy year provided at least five years’ premiums have been paid. It will be equal to 2% of the average daily total Fund Value of the previous 12 months.
In ULIPS, the investment risk in the investment portfolio is borne by the policyholder. Unlike traditional products, Unit linked insurance products are subject to market risk, which affect the Net Asset Values & the customer shall be responsible for his/her decision. The names of the Company, Product names or fund options do not indicate their quality or future guidance on returns. Funds do not offer guaranteed or assured returns.
- Tax efficiency
1. Income from Pension and distribution will not be under UK tax legislation. UK income tax is up to 40% and death tax at up to 55%.
2. No capital gains tax on investments
- Ability to manage multiple pension schemes into a single pension scheme for easy management
1. Freedom of investment choice
2. Access to global funds, wider asset classes and diversified strategies with potentially higher investment returns
3. No requirement to buy an annuity
- Flexibilty of investment with a range of investment options available with limited restrictions
- Inheritance tax free
- Multiple currency for investments
You can opt for QROPS if you have accumulated a pension fund in the UK and wish to transfer the same to India, in a retirement product registered as QROPS with HMRC.
You need to get in touch with your U.K. fund manager to understand the complete process, any formalities required and to get the complete set of latest version of forms. The forms that are required are Cash Equivalent Transfer Value (CETV) forms which include:
- Transfer Quotation
- Transfer out discharge forms
- Life Time allowance form
- APSS 263
- Any other form as per fund manager requirement
- Register yourself with ICICI Prudential for QROPS transfer
- Obtain Statement of Account, Transfer Payout Form & Life Time Allowance from the Fund House
- Submit Fund House Docs, KYC, HMRC Forms & Customer Declaration to ICICI Prudential, post choice of QROPS Scheme
- QROPS Transfer application from ICICI Prudential to UK Fund House
- Transfer of funds from UK Fund House to ICICI Prudential.
- Login of New Business Plan
The following pension products are registered as QROPS with HMRC:
- ICICI Pru Easy Retirement (Regular premium)
- ICICI Pru Easy Retirement (Single premium)
- ICICI Pru Immediate Annuity
Documents required by fund house:
- Fund statement issued by fund house
- Overseas transfer application, part of fund statement issued by fund house
- HMRC form APSS263
- HMRC form APSS262
- HMRC form CA1890
- Passport copy (few fund house insist for original documents for verification)
Documents required by ICICI Prudential (receiving scheme):
- Customer declaration
- KYC documents ID and address proof
- Cancelled cheque copy
The Fund House in the UK may ask for other documents depending on their processes/requirements
In a product purchased through QROPS pension transfer, access to benefits from the policy proceeds both in the form of tax free commutation and annuitisation, would be available only when you attain an age of 55 years.
You will be entitled to take up to 30% of the accumulated amount as lump sum and it will be tax free, however remaining funds needs to be utilized to provide income for life.
During the first 10 tax years, the QROPS trustee is required to let the HMRC know of any payments, withdrawals, or transfers made from the QROPS.
After the first 10 years, the QROPS trustee is no longer required to let the HMRC know of any payments, withdrawals, or transfers made from the QROPS.
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