Applying for a PIO card in Delhi

#1 Dec 31st, 2010, 00:38
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Hello,

I am a Person of indian origin and a US citizen currently in Delhi. I am here on a 5 year Entry visa. I would like to apply for a PIO card from Delhi.

1) Do I need to give an American address on my PIO application or can I give a Delhi address? If I have to give an American address that would be a problem since I don't have anyone in the US to mail me the PIO card to India.

2)If I can give a Delhi address, does the FRRO send anyone to verify that I actually live there? Because I am currently living in guest houses and plan on giving my friends address in Delhi on the PIO application.
#2 Dec 31st, 2010, 01:24
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You are resident in India: You give your Indian address.
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Thank you. I have 1 more question.

My relative is planning on coming to India on a tourist visa and applying for an OCI card here? Can he do so? I have read that one cannot apply for a PIO card in India on a tourist visa. Does that apply for OCI as well.
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Originally Posted by PIODelhi View Post I have read that one cannot apply for a PIO card in India on a tourist visa. Does that apply for OCI as well.
Technically not true. Practically, if he/she has to leave after 180 days for two months, and there is a police check (not sure about it) and he/she is not there it can create an issue. If there are other issues, I am unaware of it. In NYC, both the times it was less than 45 days from start to finish.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Technically not true. Practically, if he/she has to leave after 180 days for two months, and there is a police check (not sure about it) and he/she is not there it can create an issue. If there are other issues, I am unaware of it. In NYC, both the times it was less than 45 days from start to finish.
So you are saying that one can apply for an OCI card from India on a tourist visa. But you can't apply for a PIO card on a tourist visa, you need an X visa for that. Is that correct? If so I wonder why that is the case.
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Originally Posted by PIODelhi View Post So you are saying that one can apply for an OCI card from India on a tourist visa. But you can't apply for a PIO card on a tourist visa, you need an X visa for that. Is that correct? If so I wonder why that is the case.
Dont quote me. I have zilch 1st hand experience on OCI from India, I do know about the OCI in NYC. In the end, it is what the MHA/FFRO says is the rule
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Posting all the docs to Delhi

Hi all,

I'm an Aussie, my hubby is an Indian National and we have been married and living in Ahmedabad for over a year now. I am on a 5 year X Visa and can't work. Now that 1 year has ticked past it's time to get the PIO card and just wanted to get some up to date advice and also reassurances about the process. I have read many posts here but still have a couple of gaps in my understanding.

If we POST all the documents to Delhi, how do we know they are received, and what's going on, and what the delay is? I gather that among a plethora of documentation, I will need to include my ORIGINAL Australian passport....is this true? I'm nervous about it getting lost somewhere in transit. Is it safe to POST?

I understand that it would be preferable to go there in person to do it, in case any other spur of the moment requirements become apparent, but I can't really cos I'm 5 months pregnant. I recently went to Mumbai and I have decided I'm done travelling around India til after the baby comes. So in your collective opinions, is it better to post the application, have some contact in Delhi hand deliver it to the MHA for us, or wait til I can travel again say early-mid next year.

One last minor issue. The address in my residency permit is our Ahmedabad address (where we actually live) and the address in my hubby's passport is his previous Mumbai address. His parents still own that house but do you think this will cause an issue? Will it be necessary to change his passport first?

The documents I'm planning to send to MHA are:
- the application form
- 4 Photos
- my passport
- copies of his passport
- notarised copies of our marriage certificate
- my residency permit
- his pan card and voter ID
- our lease agreement
- cover letter

Anything else that may be required?

Thanks for your time guys. This forum is still the best place to get any information on these type of subjects. xx
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Umm....can anybody help me with this query?
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@vickycat

have you got or PIO? and I guess it is the time to wish you congrats, I guess you got the honor of being a mother
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Hi Dek,

Nearly...couple of weeks to go still. Bag is packed. Thanks in advance though

We decided to wait until after the baby's born to decide what we are going to do. I still have 3 years of my X Visa and there is now a possibility that we will consider re-settling in Australia after a year or 2. Still figuring out what is best for us all.

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