NRI Resources

In this page you will find helpful websites and links for information and services related to NRI e.g. passport, visa, travelling in India, NRI citizenship, Indian government holiday calendar, income tax, pan card, telephone directories, STD and ISD codes, ePost, Indian post office, PIN codes, Real Estate e.g. for checking land records etc. I'll keep this page updated with more useful links but it's worth bookmarking for any NRI or Indian travelling outside India.

Passport and VISA

Passport/Visa (see here)
Check passport status (see here)
Travel Advisory (see here)
Foreigners, Tourists & Visa (see here)

NRI citizenship

Foreigners Division Ministry of Home Affairs (see here)
Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) (see here)
Overseas - useful handbook for NRIs, Persons of Indian origin (PIO), and foreigners (see here)

Online Services

ePOST OFFICE (see here)
India Post (see here)
PIN Codes (Postal Index Number Codes) (see here)
Web Based Customer Grievance System of Postal Department (see here)
Track Your Speed Post/Express Parcel Post Article Online (see here)

Real Estate

Land Records of India (Any State) (see here)
Land and Urban Development (see here)
Application Status at Land And Development Office (see here)

Online Directories

Telephone Directory (see here)
STD Codes (see here)
ISD Codes (see here)

Income tax and Other Tax Related sites

Pan card
Online Application for New PAN (Form 49A) (see here)
Application (Pan Card India) for allotment of Permanent Account Number - Form 49A (see here)
Application (NRI PAN Card) for allotment of Permanent Account Number - Form 49A (see here)
Changes or correction (see here)
Track pan cards progress (see here)

Government Websites

Government Holiday Calendar (see here)
All Indian Government Websites (see here)
Indian Government Webcast (see here)
Government Contacts (see here)

Travel in India

Indian Diaspora (see here)
Indian Railways (see here)
IRCTC for online rail ticket booking (see here)
Train Enquiry  (see here)
Trains/Fare/Accommodation Availability Between Important Stations (see here)
Indian Tourism Website (see here)

Saving and Investments

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna


  1. Hi Sir, I want to know whether long term ELSS scheme is the best for an NRI, for getting regular income after retirement, as returns from ELSS are not taxable. Am I right here?