Saturday, March 28, 2015

Govt has merged PIO, OCI cards

While addressing an interactive session on 'Passport, Visa, Emigration, OCI/PIO Cards and Foreign Remittances to India' at Grecently, M D Antani, former home secretary, said that from January 2015 government of India has merged the PIO and OCI cards which are issued to Indians possessing foreign citizenship.

He said now only OCI cards are issued. OCI cards are, however, not issued to persons residing in Pakistan and Bangladesh. OCI card holders enjoy practically all privileges except engaging in political activity and holding any constitutional position.

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