Advisory to Indians travelling to Scotland | Press Release- Launching of India – U.K. Year of Culture in Edinburgh | Conversion of PIO Cards into OCI Cards extended until 30 June 2017 | Changes in Consular Services fees with effect from 01 February 2017 | Use and feedback /suggestions on recently launched AIRSEWA initiative by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India | Updated FAQs on withdrawal of old Bank Notes of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 | Exchange or Deposit of the old series Indian bank notes of Rs. 500 and 1000 denominations (Specified Bank Notes – SBNs) | Live Streaming of the events of PBD 2017 | Pravasi Bharatiya Divas events in Bengaluru from 7-9 January 2017 - Special Discounted rates for registered PBD delegates. | Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 7-9 January 2017 Bengaluru-B2B Platform | Internship with Us...Click here for more details | Alert warning to e-Tourist Visa seekers intending to apply for e-Tourist Visa to visit India | Public Advisory on Phasing Out of Handwritten Passports | Internship at the Indian Consulate - an Opportunity for the Scholars to familiarise with the process of India's Foreign Policy Making in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India vis-a-vis the functioning of the Government of India. | Introduction of Mandatory Biometric Enrolment for Seven Visa Categories With Effect From August 19, 2016 | Conversion of PIO Cards into OCI Cards will be done free of charge (Gratis) for applications submitted until 31st December 2016 |

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Launching of India – U.K. Year of Culture in Edinburgh

Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) at the 23rd Rehabilitation International World Congress at Edinburgh, Scotland

Press Note on Three Guinness World Records from Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India

Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs chaired the 5th Board meeting of India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) on 5.12.2015 in her capacity as Chairperson of the India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI)

Applications for Visa, OCI, Passport services will be accepted only at VFS center w.e.f 2nd March 2015. Click here for details.

Introduction of Biometrics, appointment for physical submission of application for Visa, Passport and OCI. Click here for details.

Appointments w.e.f 01st March 2015 can be booked at the VFS website ( w.e.f. 23rd Feb 2015.

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