The Requirements for PIO Card
The following are the requirements for issue of PIO Card. All documents including application form should be in duplicate. 1. Proof of Person of Indian Origin Primary documents/proof: (i) Indian Passport/travel document of the applicant or either of his/her parents or grand parents or great grand parents. Secondary documents/proof: (i) Passport of foreign country indicating the place of birth of the applicant in India. (ii) Any other documents satisfactorily proving the residence /nationality as an Indian e.g revenue records/domicile certificate/school/college leaving certificates etc. 2. P.I.O Card fee of US$340.00; payable by a Bank Draft in favour of “High Commission of India”. 3. Four recent passport size photographs, two of them should be attested by a Doctor, Justice of Peace or solicitor and bear the stamp of the attesting – person. 4. Attested Copy of valid passport 5. Return registered mail or couriers envelop with account number. Our postal address is High Commission of India, 307, Church Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, Guyana. (Telephone No. 592-2263996, 5922268965 OR Fax No. 592-2257012
APPLICATION FORM FOR THE GRANT/RENEWAL OF PIO CARD (TO BE FILLED IN DUPLICATE)
(a) Name of the applicant : (b) Surname at birth (if any) : (c) Other names (wherever applicable) : (d) Date of birth : PASTE A PHOTO HERE
(e) Place of birth (Town, City, Country) : 2. Father’s/Mother’s/Spouse’s name and nationality: (a) Father :
(b) Mother : (c) Spouse (where applicable) 3. Address: (a) Present : (b) Permanent :
(c) Address in India (verifiable): 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Profession or occupation: Business/Office Address: Male/Female Marital status: Married/Unmarried Nationality (at the time of birth) (a) Present nationality (if different) (b) Date on which acquired:
Passport particulars of applicant: (a) Passport No.: (c) Date of Expiry: (b) Date of Issue: (d) Place of Issue:
(d) Country which issued the Passport: 10 (a) Mark of Identification: 11. Does the applicant hold dual nationality? (if so, please give details including the details of all the passports held etc.)
Did the applicant at any time hold the nationality of any other country other than the present nationality, if so, please give details thereof? Whether the applicant or either his/her parents or rand parents or great grand parents held an Indian Passport at any time, if so details thereof (a) Passport No. (b) Date of Issue:
(c) Place of Issue: (d) Date of Expiry: (Enclosed photocopy of relevant documents) 14. Whether the applicant of either his/her parents or any of his/her grand parents or great grand parents was born and was permanent resident in territories falling in present day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, as on the date if the notification of the Scheme i.e 30.3.1991, if so the following details may be indicated: (i) (ii) Date and Place of birth: Proof of residence, etc (Enclose photocopy of relevant documents)
(Note: If the applicant is the spouse of a citizen of India or of a person either of whose parents, grand parents or great grand parents was born and was permanent resident in territories falling on the present day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, his/her full particulars
including date and place of birth, proof of residence, nationalities held and passport details (previous and present) may be give). 15. Has the applicant ever been refused Indian passport/travel document or visa for visiting India, if so give complete details (i.e. Place & date of application, purpose, reasons for refusal etc.) Details of previous PIO Card (wherever applicable): (a) PIO Card No. (c) Place of issue: 17. (b) Date of issue: (d) Date of Expiry:
Name and complete address of two persons known to the applicant living in India: (a) Name: (b) Complete postal address: (c) Telephone No. (d) Name: (e) Complete postal address: (f) Telephone No.
Details and mode of payment of fee:
DECLARATION I HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF.**
Signature of the Applicant Two specimen signature of the applicant: 1. Please enclose all relevant documents sustaining your claim as a Person of Indian Origin (please also see Col.13 and 14).
Attach four recent stamp size photographs Photocopy of the recent Passport
**Furnishing of False information will result in summary rejection of the application. Note: Acceptance of application form does not confer any right on the applicant to the PIO Card.