The SSA can be transferred anywhere in India and from or to Post Offices and from or to Banks and between post office and Bank.
SSA Transfer Process Steps:
1. Visit the Post Office branch, where you have your SSA account, along with Original SSA passbook and KYC documents
2. Submit SSA Transfer Request at the post office (that you would like to transfer your Sukanya Samriddhi account to Bank).
3. Surrender your Sukanya Samriddhi passbook
4. Post office will close the account and give you the required documents (a certified copy of the account, the Account Opening Application, specimen signature and a Cheque/DD for the outstanding balance in the old SSA) that you need to submit at Bank.
5. Then visit Bank branch where you wish to open new SSA.
6. Submit new SSA Opening Form and the documents collected from the post office along with fresh set of KYC documents.
7. You will get new passbook from Bank and it will mention the carried forward balance from your previous account.
Documents you Need:
1. SSA Transfer Request (explaining why you want to transfer SSA)
2. Original SSA passbook
3. SSA Account Opening Application
4. KYC documents
Things to Take Care:
1. The transfer is free of cost on furnishing the proof of shifting of residence of either the parent/guardian or account holder. Otherwise applicant has to pay the fee of Rs. 100 to the post office or the Bank to which the transfer is made.
2. The girl child, who is the primary account holder, need not visit the branch, unless she is managing the account on her own.
3. Keep photocopies of all the documents with yourself.
4. List of Banks (where you can open SSA account).
5. Following documents Required For KYC
a) Identity Proof (any one of the following: Passport, PAN card, Voter’s Identity Card, Driving license, Ration Card, Identity card (subject to the bank’s satisfaction)
b) Address Proof(any one of the following: Utility bill, Ration card, Letter from employer, Bank account statement received by mail / courier along with signature verification by the Banker or a cheque drawn on that account for a minimum amount as specified by the Bank, deposited into the account