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Dual Citizenship and PIO card?

Discussion in 'Immigration Matters' started by reshna, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. reshna

    reshna New IL'ite

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    We have lived in the UK for more than 5 years now and we are considering our long-term options. Towards that end, we are trying to find out more information about dual citizenship and PIO cards. Are there anyone here who have already done the research on this?
     
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  2. madhu_cute

    madhu_cute Junior IL'ite

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    PIO cards

    Hi Reshna,

    We live in Canada and my daughters were born here. We have got PIO cards for them, reasons being we frequently visit India now and have plans to go back to India after few years with them.

    PIO (People of Indian Origin) cards are issued for anyone of Indian origin, born and living abroad. It allows to enter India without visa and enjoy the benefits available to NRI, except for voting. Validity is 15 years.

    I applied for my daughters with the Indian embassy here via post and I got it within a week.
     
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    Hi Reshna,

    My daughter was born here in England. We applied for dual citizenship for her with the Indian embassy here and got it. It makes travelling to India easy - not required to take Visa and can stay in India indefinitely.

    Unlike PIO cards, that allow you stay in India for a period of six months, though visa is not required in the case of holding a PIO card too.
     
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