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Extension of date till 31.12.2017 for submission of application for registration as OCI card holder in lieu of the PIO Card online

Date for submission of online application forregistration as OCI card holder in lieu of PIO Cardby the erstwhile PIO card holders has beenextended till 31.12.2017.  It is advised that PIOcard holders may submit their online OCIapplications for registration by 31.12.2017.

An OCI card holder is entitled to multiple entrymulti-purpose life-long visa for visiting India,exemption from registration with local policeauthority for any length of stay in India and paritywith Non Resident Indians (NRIs) in respect ofeconomic, financial and educational fields exceptin relation to acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties. No parityshall be allowed in the sphere of political rights (For more details, pleaserefer to our website).

Further, the OCI card will facilitate quicker immigration clearances at theImmigration Check Points and also for obtaining various consular servicesfrom the Indian Missions.  Further, for those residing in India, it will facilitatein availing various services in India.