PIOS

  • Visa-on-Arrival for 43 countries including US, Australia from Thursday November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The much awaited Visa-on-Arrival and Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) for 43 countries, including United States of America, Australia, Fiji and Pacific Island countries is expected to be in place from Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently made the announcement in this regard. A draft Bill for amending...
  • PIO cardholders to get lifetime Indian visa, says PM Modi at Madison Square event September 28, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told a rapturous crowd of NRIs that Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders will get lifetime Indian visa and that American tourists will be given visa on arrival. Modi, who arrived at the packed Madison Square Garden to a rousing welcome, announced the...
  • Will merge PIO and OCI schemes into one, says PM Modi at Madison Sqaure September 28, 2014

    PM Narendra Modi in his speech at Madison Square announces that PIO card holders will be given permanent Indian visa. Modi plans to merge PIO and OCI schemes and make it one. "Those who stay in India for long have to go to police stations too. They won't have to...
  • India needs to fully tap potential of NRIs: FM January 8, 2012

    Jaipur: Citing example of China, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that India too needs to fully tap the investment potential of NRIs and their entrepreneurial skills and promote inclusive growth. "We have not yet reaped the full benefits of India's great diaspora. The most obvious area remains that...
  • Govt to introduce new PAN form for NRIs November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Income Tax Department will introduce a separate permanent account number(PAN)application form for nonresidents in which NRIs, PIOs and entities having interest in India will have to provide additional information to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The new form 49AA will help the department gather...
  • Serial bride from Russia dupes 3 for work permit July 29, 2011

    Mumbai: In the season of romance, a sinister tale of love and entrapment that stretches across cultures has emerged from the crime files of Dahisar police station. According to an FIR lodged at the Dahisar police station, a woman of Russian nationality identified as Mashkina Svetlana has been on the...
  • Sex tape suicide: PIO faces more charges October 2, 2010

    Boston: Prosecutors are determining whether additional charges may be brought against two Rutgers University students, including an Indianorigin teenager, accused of invading the privacy of a fellow student who committed suicide after the two videotaped his sexual encounter with another man and posted it online. Prosecutors in New Jersey say additional...