PIO to OCI
My wife and I paid a fair sum for PIO & now we have to pay for OCI. Further more OCI mean - Overseas Citizens of India. Really? My mother went to India just to give birth to me at her mother's home and left after 3 months.
Frankly all the authorities need to do is stamp of the PIO card- to make it as valid as OCI.
I frankly think Modi introduced this to generate revenue from NRIs.
I do not need any special benefits of a citizen as I only go there for visit/tours.
Can some authority pls bring this up to Modiji & review it. more
I think Indian Govt wants to streamline this process and remove any confusion by having only one time of card. This is a good step, in my opinion. more
OCI is a VISA (not passport), and it is NOT FREE & NOT CHEAP (COST: S$347- Rs17,000) , so just like embassies charges Indians for VISA into their country, India charges but changed to make it convenient for us not to apply VISA (not passport) everytime, but VISA for life (but with a charge). So it is not free.
I am only saying that since originally we already paid for PIO (which is still valid), then we should not penalised by removing it and issuing OCI and make us pay again.
I gave my opinion, just like many do in this local circles chat, so I am not going to make this a personal issue of Indians and NRIs, as after all I am an Indian by Race.
It is only a issue of a policy that is not fair.
Have a good day and if you wish to check the info you can log into Singapore embassy, OCI , and get all the info.
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