• Evening Reception6

  • Consul General Oscar Kerketta with Ms Shona Robison, Minister of Commonwealth Games & Sports, Scottish Government.

  • Consulate ladies led by Mrs. Sophie Kerketta (2nd from left) singing National Anthem in the Consulate.

  • Consul General Oscar Kerketta reading President's address.

  • Consul IP Lakra, Vice Consul HK Giri & Vice Consul Setty among guests.

  • Mrs. Sophie Kerketta interacting with guests.

  • Consul General Oscar Kerketta & Mrs. Sophie Kerketta with Consulate Staff.

The Consulate will remain closed on Monday, 26 January 2015 on account of Republic Day. | PIO Card scheme has been merged with OCI scheme w.e.f. 9th January, 2015. | Live-streaming of the Republic Day Parade on 26 January from 09:00 am (IST) by Doordarshan

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Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Card Scheme withdrawn

This is to inform that vide Gazette Notification No.26011/01/2014IC.I dated 09.01.2015, all PIO cards issued till 09.01.2015 are deemed to be OCI card. PIO Card scheme has been withdrawn vide Gazette Notification No.25024/9/2014F.I dated 09.01.2015.Henceforth, applicants may apply for OCI card ONLY, as PIO card scheme is no longer in existence.

In case the PIO card holder has new passport then he/she can travel to India on their new passport with the valid PIO card and old passport.

The applicants who desire to apply for Miscellaneous Services on their PIO Cards viz. change of name, change of address, change of passport etc.have to apply for new OCI card with the fee of £18/- [This amount includes £2 towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF), which has to be paid separately]. In case of Misc. services on Minor PIO card holder, the applicable fee for new OCI card will be £94.00 /- [This amount includes £2 towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF), which has to be paid separately]


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