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'Overseas citizen shifted the basis of Indian nationalism'

Devesh Kapur has been the director of Centre for the Advanced Study of India, the only research institute in America devoted to India, since 2006. CASI at the University of Pennsylvania turned 20......

'Only Election Commission can decide on online voting for NRIs'

After the 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in Jaipur, Priyanka asks Overseas Indian Affairs MinisterVayalar Ravi some tough questions about voting rights, investments, and other issues faced by......

Dr Singh announces bonanza for Diaspora

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday announced merging of the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards into a single facility to simplify visa-free entry......

Visa norms simplified, but yet to be implemented

Though the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs in a communication dated June 11 (D.O. No.OI-15014/02/2009-DS) informed that the rules to renounce the Indian citizenship have been further......

'New visa rules are unfair, fee exorbitant'

"We are Indians," asserted a group of Indian-Americansventing their ire at the new citizenship rules announced by the Government of India, near the Indian Consulate in New York on Wednesday. They......

Tax rules when an Indian resident works abroad

My wife are United States citizens with Overseas Citizenship of India cards. We purchased one apartment in 2006 and another in 2009. We have plans to settle down in India eventually. We would like......

Remittances after a PIO takes up employment in India

I have been a permanent resident of the United States since 2008 and I am thinking of getting US citizenship and renouncing my Indian citizenship. 1. Should I continue to have ownership of my......

NRIs not eligible for grant of OCI

Non-Resident Indians are not eligible for grant of overseas citizens of Indiaregistration as they are Indian Citizens, Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal informed the Rajya Sabha on......

NRI's US citizenship does not hit Indian pension

A N Shanbhag, the highly respected investment guru, and his son Sandeep Shanbhag, answer your questions on NRI investment.A new Rediff India Abroad feature:My mother bought business/office property......

Dual Citizenship Act silent on Indian pensions

A N Shanbhag, the highly respected investment guru, and his son Sandeep Shanbhag, answers your questions on NRI investment. A new Rediff India Abroad feature: I recently migrated to the United......

SC examines if OCs can represent India

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to examine whether Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) have any right to represent India in international sporting events.A Bench headed by Chief Justice K G......

'Only citizens can represent India'

The government on Friday slammed the door on foreign-based players like Prakash Amritraj and Sunitha Rao and made it clear that only Indian citizens would represent the country in future......

Hayden bows out on a high

Australia batsman Matthew Hayden announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday. The 37-year-old said he was quitting immediately, drawing stumps on a dazzling career that saw him......

  People speak for overseas citizenship of india

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Q. what is the full form of OCI ?
Stalin:  A.  more

Q. Has anyone got OCI (Overseas Citizen of India ) passport recently ? How long did it take to get it ? Is OCI passport being given now ?
Stalin:  A. Visit Google, click on and you will get detailed information on how to get Overseas Citizenship of India. more

Q. after living for several years in U.S., planning to return to India. I am a U.S. citizen and also OCI (so called dual citizenship).Do I need special visa or permit to return to India ? I will still be a U.S. citizen, living abroad. and have to file U.S. income tax return each year., as all income will be brom U.S. sources..Will there be any liability for incoe tax in India?I was told that there will be no tax liability in India on the income received from overseas.
KUSH KUMAR SAMANTA:  A. If all your income is taxed in US,Indian authorities cannot tax further. more

Ahmed Ali
Q. Are you happy with the introduction of the schemes of OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) and the PIO (Person of Indian Origin) for Indians abroad? Why?
Ahmed Ali:  A. Both these schemes are like a consolation prize in any competition. more

Q. Love India but live in it correct?
Francisco:  A. A catch 22 situation indeed especially for those who seek a life overseas. My experiences have shown that it is difficult and at times hypocritical...... more

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Australia simplifies overseas child adoption

Sydney: Australia said on Sunday it was simplifying the process of adopting children from overseas, setting up a single body to manage applications... ...
No SC relief for NRI man in divorce case

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