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    Consular camp at Shenzhen to be held on last Saturday of every month

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  • Events organised by Consulate General of India, Guangzhou

    On the occasion of the 68th Republic Day of India, the Consulate General of India in Guangzhou will be organizing a flag-hoisting ceremony on Thursday, 26th January, 2017 at 0900 hrs. at the residence of the Consul General.

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  • International Day of Yoga

    The 2nd International Day of India (IDY) in Southern China was celebrated in five cities jointly organized by the Consulate General of India, Guangzhou with the local Municipality governments and other Yoga Institutes.

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Persons of Indian Origin Card (PIO-Card)

PIO Scheme has been withdrawn since 09.01.2015 and all PIO cards issued till 09.01.2015 are deemed to be OCI cards. 


Guidelines for applying OCI card in lieu of PIO card


    1. Erstwhile PIO cardholders are hereby informed that 30th June, 2017 is the last date for submission of the application for registration as OCI cardholder. 

      2.   OCI card is a smart card which will facilitate quicker immigration clearance at the ICPs and also for obtaining various Consular services from the Indian Missions. For those residing in India, it will facilitate in availing various services in India. 

     3.    The applicants may submit the applications for OCI card in lieu of PIO card to the Indian Mission/FRRO concerned within the jurisdiction of his/her place of residence.


       4.   No fee will be charged for grant of OCI card in lieu of PIO card.