9 August 2022

Indian diaspora in New Zealand urged to register on new portal

All Indian diaspora in New Zealand are being urged by the Indian High Commission, Wellington to register themselves on a new portal, Pravasi Rishta launched by the Government of India.

This includes all Non-Resident Indians, OCI card holders and students holding Indian passports living in New Zealand, Samoa, Niue, Vanuatu & Cook Islands.

Indian Government has launched the portal Pravasi Rishta’ to effectively connect with over 30 million Indian diaspora that are currently scattered across the globe.

The portal will work as a three-way communication between India’s Ministry of External Affairs(at New Delhi), High Commissions of India , and the Indian diaspora in respective countries.

New Global portal
Pravasi Rishta will connect worldwide Indian diaspora

Registration on the portal will facilitate members of the Indian community to connect with High Commission and to various existing and new government schemes benefiting them in various areas of interest, the Indian High Commission, Wellington says in a statement.

After registering with the portal, a user can submit queries pertaining to these areas and will also have access to information about various events organized by the Mission for greater participation.

Outlining the importance of registration on the portal at the earliest, the Indian High Commission says that those who do not register on the portal may lose out on important information given out by the High Commission in case of emergencies or similar situations and may end up facing serious problems. The database on portal will enable the High Commission to communicate necessary advisories in a coordinated manner.

On the portal, users can select their country of residence from the list provided, for example, ‘New Zealand’, and choose ‘Mission’ as ‘High Commission of India, Wellington’. Then slick ‘Submit’.

Separate links are available for different categories of Indian diaspora to register.

Students can register by clicking here; Indian Nationals (NRIs) can register here, and OCI Card holders can register here.


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