ISSUE OF PIO PASSPORT

PERSON OF INDIAN ORIGIN (PIO) PASSPORTS

Person of Indian Origin (PIO) passports are issued only to persons of Indian origin residing in Myanmar and holding the Foreigners Registration Certificates (FRCs) issued by the Government of Myanmar.

The purpose of issue of PIO passports is to facilitate travel to India by persons of Indian origin who do not possess any other identification document.

PIO passports are issued with a validity of 6 (six) months at a time and are extendable for further period of one year and are valid only for travel between India and Myanmar. A fee of US $ 75 (Seventy Five) is charged for issue of each 36 pages booklet.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR PIO PASSPORTS

  1. Completed Passport Application Form
  2. Three colour photographs
  3. Original FRC and a copy of its notarized translation. (The original FRC will be returned after the processing is completed)
  4. A Sworn Affidavit testifying that applicant is of Indian origin.

 

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