OCI

  • World looking at India with hope, says Modi at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas January 8, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Reaching out to the Non Resident Indians, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the times have changed and several opportunities in the country are waiting for the Indians living abroad. "The world is seeing India with immense hope and optimism. The rich and the poor nations are...
  • Ordinance to amend Citizenship Act promulgated January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the three-day meet of Indian diaspora in Gujarat, government on Tuesday promulgated an ordinance that seeks to merge Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes, by which PIOs will also get life-long Indian visa. The President has signed the Citizenship Ordinance,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Indian Embassy issues fresh guidelines for OCI April 30, 2013

    Washington: The Overseas Citizens of India card holders, while travelling to India, must carry the OCI booklet and their passport having 'U' visa sticker, the Indian Embassy has said. While the OCI card provides its holder a multiple entry, multipurpose lifelong visa for visiting India, in many cases its holders...