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Q: I have PIO card issued in 2011like apassport type prints. is it valid to travel to India?

A: *The government of India has notified that all existing PIO card holders shall be deemed to overseas citizens of Indian cardholder (merger of PIO to OCI) *Until applicants are in receipt of an OCI...

Q: How can NRIs do the sale/transfer of shares held by them with repatriation benefits?

A: In the case of shares /debentures /bonds acquired by NRIs through stock exchanges under the Portfolio Investment Scheme, general exemption has been granted for transfer through stock exchanges...

Q: Are NRIs permitted to transfer/sell their shares held on non-repatriation basis to resident freely?

A: Yes. General exemption has been granted by Reserve Bank for transfer/sale of shares/debentures/bonds by NRIs/OCBs through stock exchanges if such transfers are made in favor of an Indian citizen or...

Q: Can gold jewelry be taken on the transfer of residence?

A: No, gold jewelry cannot be taken under transfer of residency, transfer of residence allows duty-free import of used household goods. The only duty-free allowance that can be availed when it comes...

Q: Can OCI work for public service sector after acquiring foreign citizenship?

A: Public Sector jobs in India are usually always reserved for Indian citizens. Once an employee changes citizenship the chances are they cannot continue to work in the same capacity. It may be a...

Q: Can a OCI card holder start a new business in India

A: Any person who goes to India for the purpose of employment and has income from any source in India is required to provide an undertaking that all taxes have or will be paid. As regards to your...

Q: Can OCI card holders work in India?

A: If you are not applying to work for the Indian Government or run for political office you can do what ever work you like as long as it is legal and abides by the local, municipal, state and...

Q: What is the procedure to get medical licensing for foreign doctors in India?

A: To acquire a medical license in India, one needs to contact the Medical Council of India. Their website should provide you with the information you require as well as appropriate forms.

Q: Can a PIO card holder work in India and how long can he stay with PIO?

A: PIO Card holders can work in India and do not need a employment visa for most types of work in the private sector. You cannot work for the Government and for some special types of work such as,...