We are planning to travel to India with my 4 year old daughter.
Given complexities of time/ money/ visa complexities / duration of visa, What is most preferred visa options for her
- OCI Card
- PIO Card
- Visitor visa
@Amit Kaneria: Your math is wrong. You don't have to pay 300 everytime you renew your OCI card. The renewal fee is $25. So it's 375 vs 316. The advantage with OCI is you can stay as long as you want. For a tourist visa, you can't extend beyond 6 months. If you want to stay more than 6 months, you need to get a permission from some ministry of external affairs or someone and deemed illegal.
I have gone thru few websites to find the gist of above options:
In above scenarios, OCI is very expensive to maintain (renew every 5 years), costly ($1200) as compared to visitor visa of 10 years at a fraction of cost of $158.
Though OCI card provides much more benefits, my daughter may not need those extra benefits as now, and can consider it later when needed. I am going for VISITOR VISA to India for a minor.