CBR extends restrictions on withdrawal of FX currency by another 6M, through March 9, 2024
MOSCOW. Sept 7 (Interfax) - The Central Bank of Russia has extended restrictions on FX cash withdrawals by another six months, until March 9, 2024, the CBR said in a statement.
These restrictions remain in place due to the sanctions against Russia, which prohibit domestic financial institutions from acquiring Western nations' cash currency, the Central Bank said.
For citizens whose foreign currency deposits were opened prior to March 9, 2022, there is a cap on currency withdrawals of $10,000 or the equivalent amount in euros, regardless of the deposit or account currency, provided that there have not been other withdrawals from the account. The remaining funds can still be received in rubles.
For banks, the ban on charging individuals a commission for issuing currency from accounts or deposits has been extended six months.
Currency transfers made without opening an account and through electronic wallets are issued in rubles.
Non-resident legal entities will still not be able to receive cash in US dollars, euros, pounds sterling or Japanese yen until March 9 2024. There are no restrictions on other currencies.
Resident legal entities can receive cash in US dollars, euros, pounds sterling and Japanese yen from their accounts only for travel expenses, based on withdrawal standards established by law. There are no restrictions on other currencies.