Indian diaspora info – all you need to know!

Sometimes, the answer is right under your nose. Most of the times, it is better to eliminate the middleman and go straight to source. This post is intended to lead the horse to the water; drink or not, is up to the horse!

Non Resident Indians, the NRIs – home or abroad – always have so many questions about the rules and regulations that apply to them. Quite often, they start by calling some lawyers – the lawyers that are always bombarding the NRIs with their monotone commercial during Indian TV shows – the middlemen!!

If you visit the National Portal of India website and go to the Indian Diaspora section, you can most likely find the answer to most of your questions – right there, under your nose!

The questions like:

# Can NRIs and PIOs open an account with Indian banks?
# Is registration of NRI marriages compulsory in India?
# What is the fee for applying for PIO card and OCI card?
# Is there a limit to the number of investments for acquiring commercial properties in India?
# How can an NRI or PIO adopt a child in India?
# What is meant by OCB?
# What are the investment options for NRIs in India?

This article introduces you to the website directly – you know, horse and water – rather than cutting and pasting the answers here, use the direct links below for accessing the related info! Pick your own dish – all you can eat, for free!!

National portal of India: So much info about India and to-the-point. Just look around. This is the National Portal of India, developed with an objective to enable a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Government entities. The content in this Portal is the result of a collaborative effort of various Indian Government Ministries and Departments, at the Central/State/District level.

India Overseas – the National Portal: In its own wording, this section is a useful handbook for NRIs, Persons of Indian origin (PIO), and foreigners who wish to set foot on this enigmatic country for various purposes. India offers a wide range of options for foreigners who have a want to travel or study in India. Right from information about opportunities to study in India, to an advisory bible for foreign tourists on the rules to be followed in the country. The “Overseas” section has all the information that a visitor could ask for.

Indian Diaspora: The section links people with Indian roots to their native land. This is a very useful section for the NRIs. The Indian Government recognizes the importance of Indian Diaspora, who despite being away from India is making her shine on a global platform.

Indian Diaspora – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) : And here are all the relevant questions that you may need answered.If you don’t find what you are looking for, there are additional links at the bottom of the page related to many other similar topics that NRIs may be interested in. The information includes:
# Financial Services for Overseas Indians (External website that opens in a new window)
# Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (External website that opens in a new window)
# Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs…. and much more!!

So there!!!

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