How can I apply for Pio?
Users can find the application form for grant or renewal of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Card. This form is provided by the Foreigners Division of Ministry of Home Affairs. Applicants must read the instructions and then fill up the form as per the instructions.
Does Pio need visa India?
Benefits of a PIO card:- ( i) PIO card holders do not require a visa to visit India for a period of 15 years from the date of issue of the PIO card.
Who is eligible for PIO card?
The criteria for eligibility for a PIO card are: Any person who at any time has held an Indian passport. He/she or either of his/her parents or grandparents or great-grandparents were born in and permanently resided in India as defined by the Government of India Act, 1935.
Is OCI and PIO same?
Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), these are often the two concepts that are misunderstood by a large number people.
Can a PIO apply for Aadhar card?
No, Aadhaar Card is not mandatory for OCI and PIO but they can apply for one if they have stayed in India for 182 days or more.
How long is Pio valid?
The Bureau of Immigration will accept PIO cards as valid travel document till 31st December, 2022, along with valid foreign passport. Indian Immigration Check Post(s) will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry from/into India till 31st December, 2022.
Can Aadhar card apply for Pio?
Aadhaar Card enrolment is presently available to residents in India. OCI Cardholders who stay in India for a long time (over 182 days in twelve months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment) and have an Indian address can also enroll for Aadhaar Card in India.
Can Pio get Aadhaar?
Under section 3 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, only a resident is entitled to get Aadhaar. Therefore, the provisions of Section 139AA quoted above regarding linking of Aadhaar to PAN or the requirement of quoting the Aadhaar number in the return shall not apply to a non-resident, who is not eligible to get Aadhaar.”
Can I apply for PIO card while in India?
Yes. As per the provisions of section 5(1) (g) of the Citizenship Act, 1955, a person who is registered as an OCI for 5 years and is residing in India for 1 year out of the above 5 years, is eligible to apply for Indian Citizenship.
Can Pio have Aadhaar?
Does PIO card expire?
The PIO Card will have a validity of 15 years subject to the condition that a valid Passport accompanies it.
Is Pio still valid for India?