Lifetime Visas for PIO Card-Holders: PM
NEW YORK: To loud cheers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a lifetime visa for holders of the Person of Indian Origin or PIO card. He also announced visas on arrival for US citizens at New York’s Madison Square Garden. “Happy?” he asked as the crowd cheered his announcement with chants of “Modi, Modi”. “There is even more to come,” he said, smiling.
He announced that those with PIO cards will no longer have to report regularly to a police station. Related At ‘Modison’ Square Garden, I Thank You, Says PM Narendra Modi ‘I have a Dream,’ Prime Minister Modi Confides to Audience in Madison Square Garden ‘Gandhi Was An NRI Like You’: PM Narendra Modi At Madison Square Garden Mr Modi said his government was committed to solving the problems of people of Indian origin who held different cards like the one for PIOs or then the Overseas citizen of India or OCI card, and said these schemes would soon be combined.
About 18,500 Indian Americans packed the venue. Many more watched the PM’s near hour-long address on large screens at Times Square.