21 July 2016
Important: The Ministry of Home Affairs, in consultation with this Ministry, has decided to extend the date for submission of the application for registration as OCI cardholder by the erstwhile PIO cardholders till 31 December 2016.
External Affairs Minister has announced that the conversion of PIO cards into OCI cards will be done free-of-charge (gratis) for applications submitted until 31 December 2016.
The facility is free of charge. However, service charge to M/s. VFS, will need to be paid
14 May 2016
Prohibition on Carrying of Satellite Phones Into India by Foreigners
Foreigners who are visiting India are advised that as per the existing guidelines of Government of India, carrying of satellite phones by foreigners into India is BANNED.
Foreigners travelling to India are requested to adhere to the above guidelines strictly so as to avoid any inconvenience/legal action during their visit.
Embassy of India,