Authority to which application is to be made :-
(i) An application for issue of a PIO Card shall be made to an Indian Mission in the country where the applicant is ordinarily resident.
(ii) Applicants already in India on Long Term Visa [more than one year] shall make the application for issue of a PIO Card to the following authorities.
(A) Those residing in:-
||East Block-VIII, Level-II,
Sector-1, R.K. Puram,
New Delhi-110 066
Tel. No. 011-26711443
||Foreigners Regional Registration Officer,
Annexe II, Commissioner of Police, Crawford Market,
Mumbai - 400 001.
Foreigners Regional Registration Officer,
237, Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Road,
Calcutta - 700 020.
||Chief Immigration Officer,
Bureau of Immigration,
Shastri Bhavan Annexe, No. 26, Haddows Road,
Chennai - 600 006.
(B) Those residing in areas other than (A) above:-
|(1) Other Areas
||Joint Secretary (Foreigners),
Ministry of Home Affairs, 1st Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110 003.
Tel. 0091-11-469 3334 Fax. 462 1543
Authority to grant a PIO Card:-
The authority to grant a PIO Card shall be an officer in an Indian Mission notified for the purpose OR the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India OR the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer, New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta OR the Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai.
Validity of PIO Card:-
A PIO Card shall be valid for a period of 15 Years subject to the validity of the passport of the applicant.
The fee for the card,which will have a validity of 15 years, would be Rs 15,000 and for the minor the fee is Rs 7,500