Online Registration for Indian Citizenship

The Government of India for the convenience of persons of Indian origin has launched the 'PIO Card' scheme, aimed at making the journey back to the roots, simpler, easier, flexible and trouble free.

The new procedure for applying online for Indian Citizenship is available on the Ministry of Home Affairs’ website :http://www.mha.nic.in/ Foreigners need to apply for Indian Citizenship online from the website: http://mha.nic.in/icweb/icfirstpage.aspx

It is mandatory for applicants to submit applications online after which an Internet File Number will be generated automatically which can be used for printing of the online application form and after submission, for tracing its status. The hard copy of the online application duly signed along with supporting documents is to be submitted to the Collector/District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner of the area where the applicant resides.