Know your status:



Non Resident Indian (NRI)


An Indian Citizen who stays abroad for employment, business or vocation, or stays abroad under circumstances indicating an intention for an uncertain period of duration, is an NRI.


Non-resident foreign citizens of Indian Origin are treated as Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).


Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)

A foreign citizen (other than a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh) is of Indian origin, if,

at any time, held an Indian passport, or

either of his parents / grand parents, was a citizen of India.

Note : A spouse (not being a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh) of an Indian citizen or of a person of Indian origin, is also treated as a person of Indian origin, provided the bank accounts are opened jointly with their NRI spouses.


OCI - Overseas Citizen of INDIA

Please follow this link for all the information on the OCI Visa information: