All applications for registration as
an Overseas Indian Citizen will be processed in
Overseas citizen of
The Registration Certificate will form the basis for the issue of the Overseas Citizen of India Passport. Modalities in this regard are being evolved.
The scheme relating to the PIO Cards will continue to be in operation at the same time as Overseas Citizen of India Passport scheme. PIO cardholders will have the option to apply for an Overseas Citizen of India Passport. To obtain an Overseas Citizen of India Passport, PIO cardholders will have to apply for the registration process as above like other PIOs.
It is eligible for the Indians who
hold a foreign passport living abroad till the fourth generation. The PIO Card
holder would be exempt from registration if his stay in
Fee for pio cards
Fee for PIO Card is US $ 310.00 for adult and for children below the age of 18 years is US $ 155.00 (effective from