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What benefits can a PIO card holder gets?

PIO card holders can visit India without visa for 15 years and will be required to register   with the Foreigners Registration Officer in India within 30 days of the expiry of 180 days when the stay exceeds 180 days continuously. In other words, a PIO card holder can stay in India for 180 days without registration with the Foreigners Registration Officer in India. PIO cardholders enjoy parity with NRIs in respect of certain facilities such as in economic, financial and educational fields but have no political rights and can apply for Indian citizenship after residing in India for a minimum of seven years.