Consular Services


The Ministry Division is dedicated to the multitude of Indian Nationals settled abroad. Driven by a mission of development through coalitions in a world without borders, OIA seeks to connect the Indian Diaspora community with its motherland.

Positioned as a ‘Services’ Division, it provides information, partnerships and facilitation for all matters related to Overseas Indians (comprising Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) ).

The Division has four functional service divisions to handle its diverse scope of services :

  • Diaspora Services
  • Financial Services
  • Emigration Services
  • Management Services

The Division focuses on developing networks with and amongst Overseas Indians with the intent of building partnership with the Diaspora.

Besides dealing with all matters relating to Overseas Indians, the Division is engaged in several initiatives with OIs for the promotion of trade and investment, emigration, education, culture, health and science & technology.