• Events organised by Consulate General of India, Guangzhou

    The Consulate General of India in Guangzhou is celebrating the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 9 January 2017.



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  • Announcements

    RBI has released guidelines regarding Extension of deadline for deposit of Demonetized banknotes at RBI ( Mumbai , Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Nagpur) for resident Indians abroad till 31 March and NRIs till 30 June 2017.



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  • India News

    The Ministry of Tourism has introduced a 24x7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Help Line to facilitate visits of foreign tourist visiting India.



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  • International Day of Yoga

    The 2nd International Day of India (IDY) in Southern China was celebrated in five cities jointly organized by the Consulate General of India, Guangzhou with the local Municipality governments and other Yoga Institutes.



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Persons of Indian Origin Card (PIO-Card)

PIO Scheme has been withdrawn since 09.01.2015 and all PIO cards issued till 09.01.2015 are deemed to be OCI cards. 

 

Guidelines for applying OCI card in lieu of PIO card

 

    1. Erstwhile PIO cardholders are hereby informed that 30th June, 2017 is the last date for submission of the application for registration as OCI cardholder. 

      2.   OCI card is a smart card which will facilitate quicker immigration clearance at the ICPs and also for obtaining various Consular services from the Indian Missions. For those residing in India, it will facilitate in availing various services in India. 

     3.    The applicants may submit the applications for OCI card in lieu of PIO card to the Indian Mission/FRRO concerned within the jurisdiction of his/her place of residence.

 

       4.   No fee will be charged for grant of OCI card in lieu of PIO card.