The differences amongst these three are listed hereunder.
PIO Card Holder
|Definition||A citizen of India, holding an Indian passport, but residing abroad||A foreign national who has Indian origins or Indian ancestors.||A PIO holding a PIO Card, as per the Scheme of The Ministry of Home Affairs, 2002||Overseas Indians who migrated from India after 26th January, 1950, except those from Pakistan and Bangladesh|
|Apply to|| |
1) Any Indian Mission abroad or,
2) Any of the Foreigners Regional Registration Offices in India or
3) The Joint Secretary (Foreigners), Ministry of Home Affairs
|Privileges||At par with resident Indians|| |
the above table is courtesy NRI Realty News.