Fee for PIO-card payable before application?

#1 Jan 31st, 2013, 15:13
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As everything I find on the mha webside sounds rather vague and I did not find any new thread on indiamike here this question regarding procedure. I am also not too sure if I do have to make a date for interview beforehand ( I can not as I am not living in Delhi- I am here now and today is Friday but just to anticipate their reaction).
there was also a confusing information that in Hongkong also the husband has to be there for interview and sign the application with the wife together!
So it might be a bit to early to deposit money today? How is it easiest done in Delhi if I do not hold an account and only have a credit card anyhow? Easiest and fastest if it has to be tomorrow on the day of application. Happy to hear from people who applied recently. I would be glad to get it done this time- i am not in Delhi that often!
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#2 Jan 31st, 2013, 16:06
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I cannot make head or tail of your post at all. Going by the subject heading; Yes, you have to pay application fees in advance. Be it visa fees, or PIO fees. Money order/Postal Order were acceptable in the US in the past;
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Sorry that I have a pile of questions- it is kind of last minute. I had all the information about half a year ago but only now made it into delhi. It is not so easy to get tickets to Delhi.
If I do not have all papers they want I do not know how long they will accept the payment slip so there is a risk. I will go for checking of documents and deposit money same day. They had their appointment arrangements in advance by internet at MHA- i guess they dropped it, I did not see anything about it.
What I read because i found it on google was information of indian consulate in hongkong for PIO-card. they have kind of a difefrent procedure. First you go for interview then you pay fee in cash (kind of easier). For the interview you take the husband and the form is filled in during interview and signed by both. Anyhow i do not know what present procedure is in Delhi so if there is advice on this of course it would be welcome.
#4 Jan 31st, 2013, 19:22
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I wouldn't take into account what consulates in other countries do; their procedures are quite likely to be different.

If I Remember Correctly, My PIO, at Chennai, was entirely a cash-over-the-FRRO-counter transaction, application, documents and payment all put in at the same time.

Are you saying that people now have to deposit the fee at an external bank now? For starters, I would want to know that my application was accepted before I gave them the money
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only now made it into delhi.
You should go to the reception counter and clarify the procedure. They should help you. You won't need any kind of appointment to do that. Please report back
#5 Jan 31st, 2013, 19:39
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Yes, I will reply as there seem to be no current report on the procedure. Yes, you need a demand draft of 15.000 rupees payable to mha but there are banks in the area, I suppose I just have to be early enough to make it.
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I actually apply by mail only now. but am quite sure that this demand draft is needed and has to be posted with the rest of the papers. I would be thankful if there are any recent experiences on this procedure and if someone knows how long this demand draft will be valid.
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sarthagar, please read this thread, maybe it will resolve some of your doubts. in your case, if the marriage is less than a year, you cannot apply for a pio card.

http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...ments-t123313/
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We submitted a demand draft of 15k payable to FRRO (I am based in Delhi) and they said we're all set with that. We applied this Monday for my PIO.
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