PIO card now valid for life time of the holder

Oct 02

PIO card will now be valid for life time of the holder. The requirement of registration with FRRO/FRO for any single visit of more then 180 days to India has been removed.   PIO cards are now valid for life. PIO cards now enjoy parity with OCI cards. The Government plans to merge both card by an bringing an amendment in the Citizenship Act of India. Here is the...

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FRRO( Foreigners Regional Registration Office) Bangalore shifted to a new address

Nov 12

The FRRO Bangalore has shifted to a new address w.e.f. 12 November, 2013. The new address of FRRO Bangalore is below: FRRO Bangalore TTMC A Block, 5th Floor BMTC Bus Stand Building K.H. Road, Shanthinagar Bangalore – 560027.   The phone numbers of FRRO Bangalore are: 080-22218196, 080-22218195

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Abolition of two months rule on Tourist Visas to India, and frequently asked questions about Tourist Visa to India

Apr 21

The Government of India has scrapped the 2 months rule for Tourist Visas to India except for certain nationalities. The Government has issues a frequently asked questions( FAQ) on the same and other questions related to Indian Tourist Visas. Here is the official version: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RELATING TO TOURIST VISA Updated on 18.4.2013 As per the extant...

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Two months Gap rule on tourist visa to India abolished

Dec 15

The Government of India has decided to lift the two months ban of the re-entry on Tourist visa to India. Here is the official version: The provisions relating to 2 months gap between two visits of a foreign national to India on a Tourist Visa has been reviewed by the Government. It has been decided to lift the restriction of two-month gap on re-entry of foreign...

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Goa FRO has been made a full FRRO( Foreigners Regional Registration office)

Nov 25

Goa FRO has been made a full FRRO. It’s not longer a FRO( Foreigner Registration Office). It means that Goa FRRO will be a central Government office now and Goa FRRO will have more powers to adjudicate on visa matters. Consequently, the Goa State Home Department will no longer deal with Immigration matters. Goa FRRO will now work independently of Goa State...

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