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13. PIO - Indian Visa for Foreign Passport Holders Born in Pakistan

Question: First of all, it’s a great website. Loads of information concerning NRIs and facilities available to them is very helpful. Kindly please assist with the following question: Is the wife of a foreign passport holder (husband is eligible for OCI and PIO) can apply to become PIO? The wife was born in Pakistan but is not a Pakistani citizen and is a foreign passport holder. Will appreciate your answer to above query. Regards N. Sehgal Answer: While the spouse of a citizen of India or a Person of Indian Origin is eligible for PIO. I believe that there is also a stipulation that states that if an applicant has ever been a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh then he/she is not eligible.  I suggest you contact your nearest Indian embassy to seek detailed clarification. In case the Indian embassy confirms your spouse is not eligible for a PIO card then your only alternative would be a tourist visa. Foreign passport holders if they were born in Pakistan fill a special visa application form in quadruplicate and I believe the process of granting visa takes extra time as clearance comes from Delhi and this can take some time.
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Passport Holders Born in Pakistan

Question: First of all, it’s a great website. Loads of information concerning NRIs and facilities available to them is very helpful. Kindly please assist with the following question: Is the wife of a foreign passport holder (husband is eligible for OCI and PIO) can apply to become PIO? The wife was born in Pakistan but is not a Pakistani citizen and is a foreign passport holder. Will appreciate your answer to above query. Regards N. Sehgal Answer: While the spouse of a citizen of India or a Person of Indian Origin is eligible for PIO. I believe that there is also a stipulation that states that if an applicant has ever been a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh then he/she is not eligible.  I suggest you contact your nearest Indian embassy to seek detailed clarification. In case the Indian embassy confirms your spouse is not eligible for a PIO card then your only alternative would be a tourist visa. Foreign passport holders if they were born in Pakistan fill a special visa application form in quadruplicate and I believe the process of granting visa takes extra time as clearance comes from Delhi and this can take some time.
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