When writing a request letter to the bank for closing an NRE account, it's essential to maintain clarity and politeness throughout the communication. Start with a respectful salutation and clearly state the purpose of the letter, including the account number. Provide details about the account holder, account number, and branch name. Clearly mention the reason for the closure. Request the bank to return any remaining balance according to their norms and enclose any necessary documents as per the bank's requirements. Close the letter with a polite expression of gratitude. Avoid using ambiguous language and ensure all necessary information is included to facilitate a prompt response.

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Request Letter to Bank for NRE Account Closure

The Branch Manager,
____________ (Name of the Bank),
____________ (Branch Address)

Date: __/__/____ (Date)

Subject- Closure of the NRE Bank account ____________ (Bank Account number)

Respected Sir/Madam,

I, ____________(Name) holding a ____________ NRE account in your branch am writing this letter to you to request you to close my ____________ account bearing Account Number ____________ (Account number). The reason for closure is due to ___________ (reason for account closure).

Details of the account are mentioned below:
Account holder’s name: ____________
Account number: ____________
Name of the Branch: ____________

Please return the leftover balance once account is closed through ____________ (demand draft/cash/cheque) as per bank norms.

As per bank requirement, I am enclosing ___________ (Account closure form, KYC, other documents if applicable) with the application.

Thanking you,

Kind regards,
____________ (Name)
____________ (Address),
____________ (Contact Number)

Note: For NRE account closure, Bank may ask for additional documents. Request you to kindly contact your Bank branch or customer care for closing the account.

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  • Q: Can I close my NRE account without visiting the bank branch?
    • In most cases, you can initiate the closure process through a written request like this letter. However, some banks may require in-person verification or additional documentation.
  • Q: How long does it take for the bank to process the closure of an NRE account?
    • Processing times vary between banks, but typically, it takes a few days to weeks to complete the closure process.
  • Q: Will I receive any confirmation once my NRE account is closed?
    • Yes, the bank should provide you with confirmation of the account closure either through email, mail, or SMS.
  • Q: What should I do if there is still a balance in my NRE account after closure?
    • The bank will return any remaining balance to you according to your specified method, such as a demand draft, cash, or cheque.
  • Q: Is it necessary to enclose any documents with the account closure request?
    • Yes, it's essential to include any required documents specified by the bank, such as an account closure form and KYC documents, to facilitate the closure process.

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