Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO)

Who Can Get PIO Card

  • If a foreigner held an Indian passport at any time.
  • He/She or either of his/her parent’s or grand parent’s or great grand parents was born in India or permanently resident in India  and provided that neither was at any time a citizen of any other specified country (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and Sri Lanka ).
  • He/She is a spouse of a citizen of India or a person of Indian origin covered in Para 1 & 2 above.
  • Iranian nationals of Indian Origin can seek PIO card with the approval of MHA.

What are the requirements to obtain the PIO card? 

  • Previous Indian Passport, or
  • Birth Certificate and parents’ Indian passport, or
  • Marriage certificate and copy of spouse’s Indian passport.
  • Photocopy of the foreign passport presently held (Front page i.e. photo page and VISA page).
  • Photocopy of the initial VISA, with which registered with FRRO/FRO cum Superintendent of Police.
  • Photocopy of all the pages of Registration certificate issued by the FRRO/FRO office.
  • Four recent passport size photographs.

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