A person of Indian origin keeps the country at the core of all activities. Making India proud despite being away from it is one of the common values of such people. They are like ambassadors of the country in foreign land.
Person of Indian Origin (PIO) means a citizen of any country other than Pakistan or Bangladesh who had (a) at any time held Indian passport or (b) he, she or either of his parents or grandparents were a citizen of India by virtue of the Constitution of India or the Citizenship Act, 1955 or (c) the person might have been a citizen of India but now has taken citizenship of another country. One’s birth certificate mentioning parents' name is proof of Indian origin.
FAQs about people of Indian Origin
What is Indian origin meaning?
Indian origin means either one’s parents or grandparents have been citizen of India or a person himself had been a citizen of India at some point of time. It is claimed that Indian population originated from three separate waves of migration from Central Asia, Iran and Africa over a period of 50,000 years. Scientists have genetic evidence of the people of the subcontinent to prove this.
What Is the Difference Between OCI and PIO?
PIO and OCI are self-explanatory. PIO stands for people of Indian origin. While, OCI stands for overseas citizens of India. It is an immigration status that allows foreign citizens of Indian origin to live, study or work in India. OCI card holders can visit India at any time and stay for life time. He or she does not require a visa to visit India.
What is proof of Indian origin?
One’s birth certificate mentioning parents' name is proof of Indian origin. If one applies proof of Indian origin on the basis of his or her grandparents as Indian citizens, then that person’s birth certificate as well as parent's birth certificate containing grandparents’ name would work as a proof.
What are people of India called?
People of India are called Indians. In USA, the term Asian Indian is also used for the people of India to avoid confusion between Indians from the subcontinent and Native Americans who are referred as American Indians.
What is bonafide Indian meaning?
Any person born in India before 1st July, 1987, or a person whose parents were born before that date are bona fide Indian citizens. Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA) or countrywide NRC would not affect them.