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New Visa/PIO Announcements

October 09, 2014

New Visa/PIO Announcements

New Tourist Visa norms for US nationals:

The Govt. of India has directed that, apart from special circumstances, Indian Missions/Posts in the United States of America will grant Multi entry Tourist Visa for a period of 10 years to the Nationals of the United States of America with a stipulation that "continuous period of stay during each visit will not exceed 180 days and no registration will be required". The stipulated fee for a ten year Tourist Visa shall be USD 150.

New Rules for PIO:


Effective 30th September 2014 - as per the Notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the PIO Rules have changed:

-   A PIO Card issued to an applicant shall be valid for his lifetime from the date of its issue provided that such applicant has a valid US or Foreign Passport.

-   The above is valid for existing PIO Cards and as well as New PIO Cards issued post 30th September 2014.

-   PIO Cards holders if staying in India for a period of over 6 months need not go to FRRO (Local) and get their extended stay endorsed. This ruling is done away with.


Download Ministry of Home Affairs Notification

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