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Complete OCI Information

Everything you need to know  about OCI. The benefits of getting OCI. Who  can apply for a OCI card and what  is the procedure. Step by step instructions . . .

PAN Card for NRIs  

Do NRIs really need a PAN card? Myths about your PAN Card. Everything you need about PAN cards. How to get a PAN card from abroad. How to Acquire Indian Citizenship How to acquire Indian citizenship, Information on the various modes by which Indian citizenship can be acquired.   Taxes &  US Green card holders Taxes & UK Citizens in India Taxes & Canadian NRIs in India Australian NRIs in India Taxes Wealth Tax information - NRIs

How to get a driving

license in India

How do you get a driving license in India. Smart card driving licenses are now being issued in major cities of India. 

Person of Indian Origin -

PIO Cards

What exactly is a PIO card, Are you a PIO if you do not have a PIO card. Who can apply and how to apply for a PIO card  

Resolving Problems with

your bank in India

How to resolve banking disputes with your Indian Banks Information & Tips on how to approach banks with complaints

Reverse Immigration

NRIs Returning to India: The improving economic situation in India and the increase in unemployment levels in many western countries, has resulted in many NRIs already returning to India.

Illegal Immigration

Many countries are now facing problems with illegal immigrants. Yet potential immigrants continue to become victims of unscrupulous immigration consultants. Instead of legally immigrating they find themselves trapped in a foreign country  

How much money can

students make abroad?

Paying their way through university is often heard from students abroad. How much money can foreign students make. What type of jobs can foreign students expect to get while studying abroad? can they really pay their way through college by working simultaneously 

Choosing Medical Health

Insurance

Medical  costs in India are rising, as Indians seek to protect themselves with medical insurance, are they wasting their money? Checklist for choosing a medical health insurance company . . . Taking a car to India from Dubai CIF Value used for customs duty on car’s in India taken by NRIs. Depreciation allowed when calculating used car value Agricultural Land in India Be alert when buying agricultural land in India converted to residential land 

Countries Accepting

Immigrant's

Which countries today are accepting new immigrants? Which country should you immigrate to? Don’t get scammed by questionable immigration consultants and end up as an illegal immigrant in a foreign country

Latest changes to OCI & PIO by the 

Government of India in 2015.

Foreign spouse of Indian citizen or OCI holder can now apply for OCI Minor children of Indian parents can apply for OCI Transfer of OCI U visa to new passport no longer required. PIO card scheme cancelled and no PIO applications accepted. All existing PIO card holders to be deemed to be OCI No Requirement to Transfer OCI Visa to New Passport The requirement to carry your old passport showing the OCI ‘U’ visa has been discontinued by the govt of India. As of January 29, 2015. 

Is your money safe in Indian

Banks?

Twenty three financial institutions failed in India in the year 2009 - 2010. So far for the financial year 2011- 2012 three financial institutions                   

NRI Taking Car to India?

Rules and regulations on taking car to India. Information on importing car. Rules for taking car to India from abroad, customs duty applicable  . . .

Taking Gold - Problem at airport

Problem at airport with customs duty when taking gold to India A reader shares his experience at Hyderabad airport in India.

How much gold can be taken to

India and duty exemption on gold

Has the 10 Kg allowance on gold import  been reduced  to 1 Kg now. How much gold can be taken to India without paying any customs duty?  

NRI Bank Accounts

Every thing you should know about NRI Bank Accounts in India and on return to India

20 to 25% off on NRI Property

Purchase!

Now is the time for NRIs to buy property in India and save almost 25% instantly if  paying in foreign currency 

File Police complaint (FIR) online 

Filing a police complaint in India online has been announced quite a few times, Is this really possible? Tax on NRI property in India  Higher tax for those who hold two or more properties in India. NRIs tax on rental income . . . 

Don’t end up buying a

stolen car

The used car you buy in India may turn out to have an outstanding loan and you may be responsible for repaying the outstanding loan. Worst case,  you could end up buying a stolen car!

Foreign doctors working in India

How foreign doctors can get approval to practice medicine in India . . . 
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Canadians get 10 year visa

& e-visa for India May 2015 

PM Modi announces 10 year visa for Canadians similar to USA citizens. From May 1, 2015 Canadians will be included in the list of countries eligible for the previously announced visa on arrival scheme e- Tourist Visa.

Taking gold to India and

Customs duty in India . . .

Taking gold to India and how much customs duty that one has to pay on arrival in India is one of the frequent questions being asked by many NRIs across the world.  Rules keep changing 

Government grants for new

business

Governments offer grants and incentives to help new business entrepreneurs as it helps job creation. In India both the central and state governments offer incentives such as cheap land, loans at favorable rates, exemption form taxes etc.

Medical Insurance in India?

Buying travel medical insurance in India can sometimes turn out to be quite an ordeal. Buying insurance from the country you visit can help with speedy claims . . . Before you buy Travel Medical Insurance in India Read this article. Just Updated TAX IN INDIA ON GIFTED PROPERTY HOW TO EASILY TRANSFER MONEY FROM INDIA NRI INHERITING PROPERTY IN INDIA CALCULATE CAPITAL GAINS - 2013 INDEX Passport Surrender Surrender rules and information on how to get a surrender or renunciation certificate.

Elderly Parents Going

Abroad Do a Reality Check!

Parents planning on moving overseas to live with their children who are presently settled abroad. Before you dispose off your property and burn your bridges,

PAN Card Exemption for

NRIs

Instead of applying for PAN , NRIs can legally claim an exemption from producing PAN when conduction a transaction the requires a PAN . . .  

Study in India - Foreign

students

India has become a recognized center for education today. Rules and regulations for foreign students and children of NRIs to study in India.

Get a government ID card

in India for Rupees 250

Not having proof of identity or  proof of address in India  makes it next to impossible form many people to avail some important services. Here is a proof of address for just Rs. 250 

Problems finding OCI

documentation? - Get a

Nativity Certificate

Having difficulty getting documentation to prove your Indian origin? There is an alternative to get other type of documentation to prove your relationship to your ancestors, even if they left India before several years ago. 

How you can lose your

Indian Citizenship!

Those who acquire Indian citizenship can under some situations lose their citizenship. The government of Indian can revoke your citizenship under some 

US Citizens in 

India Taxation

US citizens living in India are expected to file their US taxes every year. Not complying with US tax laws can turn out to be a  costly affair . .

Indian Residents can send

money abroad legally . . .

Not only NRIs but even Indian residents can send money abroad legally from India for various purposes and even for gifts and donations

Taking Jewelry to India

Taking Jewelry to India from abroad. Customs duty on gold in India. Taking gold jewelry to India for personal use. Tips for NRIs who take gold to India.
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Latest changes to OCI & PIO by

the  Government of India in

2015.

Foreign spouse of Indian citizen or OCI holder can now apply for OCI Minor children of Indian parents can apply for OCI Transfer of OCI U visa to new passport no longer required. PIO card scheme cancelled and no PIO applications accepted. All existing PIO card holders to be deemed to be OCI

No Requirement to Transfer OCI

Visa to New Passport

The requirement to carry your old passport showing the OCI ‘U’ visa has been discontinued by the govt of India. As of January 29, 2015. 

Canadians get 10 year visa & e-visa

for India May 2015 

PM Modi announces 10 year visa for Canadians similar to USA citizens. From May 1, 2015 Canadians will be included in the list of countries eligible for the previously announced visa on arrival scheme e- Tourist Visa.

Is your money safe in Indian

Banks?

Twenty three financial institutions failed in India in the year 2009 - 2010. So far for the financial year 2011- 2012 three financial institutions                 

NRI Taking Car to India?

Rules and regulations on taking car to India. Information on importing car. Rules for taking car to India from abroad, customs duty applicable  . . .

Taking Gold - Problem at airport

Problem at airport with customs duty when taking gold to India A reader shares his experience at Hyderabad airport in India.

How much gold can be taken to

India and duty exemption on

gold

Has the 10 Kg allowance on gold import  been reduced  to 1 Kg now. How much gold can be taken to India without paying any customs duty?  

NRI Bank Accounts

Every thing you should know about NRI Bank Accounts in India and on return to India

20 to 25% off on NRI Property

Purchase!

Now is the time for NRIs to buy property in India and save almost 25% instantly if  paying in foreign currency 

File Police complaint (FIR)

online 

Filing a police complaint in India online has been announced quite a few times, Is this really possible? Tax on NRI property in India  Higher tax for those who hold two or more properties in India. NRIs tax on rental income . . . 

Don’t end up buying a

stolen car

The used car you buy in India may turn out to have an outstanding loan and you may be responsible for repaying the outstanding loan. Worst case,  you could end up buying a stolen car!

Foreign doctors working in India

How foreign doctors can get approval to practice medicine in India . . . 

PIO scheme cancelled. PIO

cards now will be OCI . . .

PIO card scheme has been withdrawn by the Government of India. All existing PIO cards will be deemed to be OCI.

Taking gold to India and

Customs duty in India . . .

Taking gold to India and how much customs duty that one has to pay on arrival in India is one of the frequent questions being asked by many NRIs across the world.  Rules keep changing 

Government grants for new

business

Governments offer grants and incentives to help new business entrepreneurs as it helps job creation. In India both the central and state governments offer incentives such as cheap land, loans at favorable rates, exemption form taxes etc.

Medical Insurance in India?

Buying travel medical insurance in India can sometimes turn out to be quite an ordeal. Buying insurance from the country you visit can help with speedy claims . . . Before you buy Travel Medical Insurance in India Read this article. Just Updated TAX IN INDIA ON GIFTED PROPERTY HOW TO EASILY TRANSFER MONEY FROM INDIA NRI INHERITING PROPERTY IN INDIA CALCULATE CAPITAL GAINS - 2013 INDEX Passport Surrender Surrender rules and information on how to get a surrender or renunciation certificate.

Elderly Parents Going Abroad Do a

Reality Check!

Parents planning on moving overseas to live with their children who are presently settled abroad. Before you dispose off your property and burn your bridges,

PAN Card Exemption for NRIs

Instead of applying for PAN , NRIs can legally claim an exemption from producing PAN when conduction a transaction the requires a PAN . . .  

Study in India - Foreign

students

India has become a recognized center for education today. Rules and regulations for foreign students and children of NRIs to  study in India.

Get a government ID card in India

for Rupees 250

Not having proof of identity or  proof of address in India  makes it next to impossible form many people to avail some important services. Here is a proof of address for just Rs. 250 

Problems finding OCI

documentation? - Get a Nativity

Certificate

Having difficulty getting documentation to prove your Indian origin? There is an alternative to get other type of documentation to prove your relationship to your ancestors, even if they left India before several years ago. 

How you can lose your Indian

Citizenship!

Those who acquire Indian citizenship can under some situations lose their citizenship. The government of Indian can revoke your citizenship under some 

US Citizens in India

Taxation

US citizens living in India are expected to file their US taxes every year. Not complying with US tax laws can turn out to be a costly affair . .

Indian Residents can send

money abroad legally . . .

Not only NRIs but even Indian residents can send money abroad legally from India for various purposes and even for gifts and donations

Taking Jewelry to India

Taking Jewelry to India from abroad. Customs duty on gold in India. Taking gold jewelry to India for personal use. Tips for NRIs who take gold to India.

Complete OCI Information

Everything you need to know  about OCI. The benefits of getting OCI. Who  can apply for a OCI card and what  is the procedure. Step by step instructions . . .

PAN Card for NRIs  

Do NRIs really need a PAN card? Myths about your PAN Card. Everything you need about PAN cards. How to get a PAN card from abroad. Taxes &  US Green card holders Taxes & UK Citizens in India Taxes & Canadian NRIs in India Australian NRIs in India Taxes Wealth Tax information - NRIs

How to get a driving license in India

How do you get a driving license in India. Smart card driving licenses are now being issued in major cities of India.

Person of Indian Origin - PIO Cards

What exactly is a PIO card, Are you a PIO if you do not have a PIO card. Who can apply and how to apply for a PIO card  

Resolving Problems with your bank

in India

How to resolve banking disputes with your Indian Banks Information & Tips on how to approach banks with complaints

Reverse Immigration

NRIs Returning to India: The improving economic situation in India and the increase in unemployment levels in many western countries, has resulted in many NRIs already returning to India.

Illegal Immigration

Many countries are now facing problems with illegal immigrants. Yet potential immigrants continue to become victims of unscrupulous immigration consultants. Instead of legally immigrating they find themselves trapped in a foreign country  

How much money can students

make abroad?

Paying their way through university is often heard from students abroad. How much money can foreign students make. What type of jobs can foreign students expect to get while studying abroad? can they really pay their way through college by working simultaneously 

Choosing Medical Health Insurance

Medical  costs in India are rising, as Indians seek to protect themselves with medical insurance, are they wasting their money? Checklist for choosing a medical health insurance company . . . How to Acquire Indian Citizenship How to acquire Indian citizenship, Information on the various modes by which Indian citizenship can be acquired. Taking a car to India from Dubai CIF Value used for customs duty on car’s in India taken by NRIs. Depreciation allowed when calculating used car value Agricultural Land in India Be alert when buying agricultural land in India converted to residential land 

Countries Accepting Immigrant's

Which countries today are accepting new immigrants? Which country should you immigrate to? Don’t get scammed by questionable immigration consultants and end up as an illegal immigrant in a foreign country
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