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Payment and Refund Policies

Delegates may register for PBD 2017 at the earliest. The registration fee schedule for individual and group registrations is given below. Please note that the delegate fee will increase after 30 November 2016. Further, that any request for refund of delegate fee will not be accepted after 5 January 2017. The last date for registration online is 7 January 2017 . No registrations will be accepted after this date. Walk-ins and local registrations are not available.

Registration Fees - Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017

Normal Registration Fees

Individual Registration 
(a) Indian nationals above 35 years : (Includes Indian Passport holders who are non-resident)

US$100 for one day;
US$150 for any two days during 7 – 9 January;
US$200 for all three days i.e. 7, 8, 9 January 2017.

(b) Indian Origin persons above 35 years and other foreign nationals not of Indian Origin

US$150 for one day
US$200 for two days
US$250 for three days

Group Registration

(c) Group Registration Discounts. Members of an Indian Association, Indian Community Organization, Professional bodies of Indian Origin persons can register as a group and benefits from the special rates applicable for such group and benefit from the special rates applicable for such group registration. In order to register and be eligible to receive the discounted group rates, the number of registrations in a group would need to be at least 10. The rates of discount applicable along with the numbers of registrations in the group are indicated below.

10 to 20 members – 5%

21 to 50 members – 10%

51 to 75 members – 15%

76 to 100 members – 20%

101 to 150 members – 25%

151 to 200 members – 35%

More than 200 members – 50%

(c) Members of Global organisation of persons of Indian Origin (GOPIO) 50% discount for Indian Origin Registrants if Number of members registering is more than 50. If there are less than 50 GOPIO members in the group, they can avail normal group registration rates.

Special Registration Fees for young PIOs, NRIs and young Resident Indians

(a) Indian Residents (those based in India & between 18 to 35 years)

US$50 for one day
US$100 for two days
US$150 for three days

(b) Young persons of Indian Origin and NRIs(18 to 35 years)


US$100 for one day
US$150 for any two days during 7 – 9 January;
US$200 for all three days i.e. 7, 8, 9 January 2017.
No late fees

Refund of Registration Fees for PBD 2017

Refund of 50% of registration fees would be allowed in the event of cancellation of participation by any delegate/participant in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2017 Convention, to be held in Bengaluru from 7-9 January 2017. The last date for receipt of refund request for PBD 2017 would be 5 January 2017. Thereafter, no request for any refund would be accepted.

The refund procedure would be as follows:

  • The PBD 2017 delegate/participant would submit a request for refund of registration fees online on the PBD 2017 website giving his full name, registration number allotted at the time of making payment, amount paid, date of registration and his bank account details. Copy of online payment receipt to be enclosed;
  • All online refund requests received by the Ministry of External Affairs up to 5 January 2017, would be processed by the PBD 2017 Secretariat;
  • After verifying the online payment made by the concerned PBD 2017 delegate for his/her registration, the PBD 2017 secretariat would approach the Accounts Department of the Ministry of External Affairs for approval for refund of 50% registration fees. Thereafter, Ministry will advise State Bank of India to remit the refund amount to the concerned PBD 2017 delegate/participant’s bank account;
  • Service tax levied by the State Bank of India for remitting the refund amount to the concerned PBD 2017 delegate/participant would be borne by the Ministry of External Affairs.