What are the dates of 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2023 Convention?

The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 Convention will be held in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), India from 8-10 January, 2023.

What is the main theme of the Convention?

The theme of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention 2023 is: "Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India's progress in Amrit Kaal".

What are the different Plenary sessions for the 17th PBD?

The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention will include five Plenary Sessions on the following themes :-

  • Plenary Session I: Role of Diaspora Youth in Innovation and New Technologies
  • Plenary Session II: Role of Indian Diaspora in promoting Indian Healthcare Eco-system in Amrit Kaal: Vision @2047
  • Plenary Session III: Leveraging the Soft Power of India- Goodwill through Craft, Cuisine & Creativity
  • Plenary Session IV: Enabling global mobility of Indian workforce – Role of Indian Diaspora
  • Plenary Session V : Harnessing the potential of diaspora entrepreneurs particularly women towards an inclusive approach to nation building.

How many Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) will be awarded during the Convention?

30 eminent diaspora members will be honored with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards during the 17th PBD Convention.

Is it mandatory to attend PBD Convention on all days?

It is advisable that the delegates attend all the events relating to PBD 2023 Convention on 9 and 10 January 2023. Delegates are also welcome to attend Youth PBD programme on 8 January 2023.

What is the registration procedure for PBD 2023?

Registration for participation in PBD 2023 Convention is mandatory for all participants, including official delegates, invited guests, government officials, artists and performers and journalists. Registration will be only through an online process. For details of registration click here.

What is the registration/participation fee for PBD 2023 Convention?

All PBD delegates/participants are required to pay the registration fee (except Government of India's special invitees). In addition to individual registrations, Group registration facility can also be availed by PBD delegates, who wish to participate as members of an Indian Association, Community organization or Professional organization. The registration fee will include meals (lunch and dinner at the Convention venue) during the event period. A Conference bag with programme, access to lunch and dinner venues, cultural programmes will also be provided to the participants on arrival. Delegates can pick up the Conference Bag from the special counters set up at the PBD Convention venue from 8 January 2023. The details of registration fees for individuals and group registration is given below.

Individual Registration 
(a)Indian Nationals/Non-resident IndiansRegistration Fees  
INR 5000/- for one day  
INR 7,500/-for any two days  
INR 10,000/- for three days
(b)Person of Indian OriginUS$ 100 for one day  
US$ 150 for two days  
US$ 200 for three days
(c)MediaDomestic/Indian Media (Located within India)  

INR 5000/- for one day  
INR 7,500/-for any two days  
INR 10,000/- for three days  

International Media (Located Outside India)  

US$ 100 for one day  
US$ 150 for two days  
US$ 200 for three days  


Group Registration
Members of an Indian Community Organization can register as a group and benefit from the special rates applicable for such group registrations. The rates of discount applicable along with the numbers of registrations in the group are indicated:GroupDiscount
10 to 5025%
51 to 10050%

No refund to be provided in case of cancellation of Registration.


How can I pay the registration fees?

While registering online using the registration form, fees may be paid online itself. In case the payment doesn’t process/fails, an option to complete the payment later is available using Login credentials sent on registered Email ID.

Is there any discount on registration fees?

You can avail the Group Registration Discount. For more information on Group Registration Discount, click here

Is there a refund of participation/registration fees, if I wish to cancel my participation in the PBD?

No refund will be provided in case of cancellation of registration.

What are visa requirements for travel to India?

If you are a Non-resident Indian national (holder of Indian passport), you don't require a visa to travel India. If you are a person of Indian Origin, your valid PIO or OCI card can provide visa free entry to India. If you do not have a PIO or OCI card, please apply at the nearest Indian Embassy or consulate for a visa. Foreign passport holders are advised to apply well in advance for Visa. You may please apply for "Conference Visa" to attend PBD 2023 Convention. Confirmed registration for the PBD Convention will be required at the time of submission of visa application forms at the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate. If you are a special Invitee of the Government of India, please present the invitation letter from the Ministry of External Affairs, along with the visa application to the Indian Embassy/Consulate to obtain gratis Visa. For more details regarding visa, please visit: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in

How can I collect the badge/access card for the PBD Convention?

All registered participants/delegates will be provided a badge/access card which they would be required to wear at all the time. They can collect their badge/access card from the dedicated counters at PBD Convention venue in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Can I transfer my entry?

Entry to the PBD Convention will only be given to the person who has registered. A photo ID and verification proof need to be shown to obtain the delegate badge for entering the PBD convention. The delegate cannot transfer his badge to any other person.

Where can PBD delegates stay in Indore?

MP Tourism is delighted to facilitate accommodation, transportation & excursion activity for the prestigious 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas scheduled in Indore, Madhya Pradesh from 8th-10th January 2023. For more information, click here.

What are the tourist attractions near Indore?

Links are provided on the website for tourist attractions in Madhya Pradesh. Special tour packages have been curated for PBD delegates by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation. For more information, kindly visit Madhya Pradesh and Indore.

Is health insurance required?

PBD delegates based outside India are advised to bring medical and travel insurance for the period of their stay in India.

What are the payment options available?

The payment options available are Debit/Credit Cards, Internet Banking and UPI. All major cards from Indian and International Banks are accepted. For more information on payment process click here.

What is a Group document required in Group Registration?

A Group Document is a document containing Full Name, Email ID, Phone Number, Passport Number, and Nationality of all the members of the group who wish to attend the PBD 2023. Click here to download sample document.

Where should one contact for the PBD 2023 Convention?

PBD 2023 Secretariat 
Ministry of External Affairs 
E-mail: supportpbd[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

How to book accommodation for the 17th PBD 2023?

To book accommodation for the 17th PBD 2023, kindly refer to the Accommodation page.

Does the Group Discount also ends on 30th November 2022 ?

No, the Group Discount does not end on 30th November 2022. Group Discount will continue to be valid even after 30th November 2022.

What is the venue for the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023?

The venue for the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 is Brilliant Convention Centre, Vijay Nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Are there any special offers for PBD Delegates?

Yes, there are special offers for PBD Delegates curated by Madhya Pradesh government. For more details, kindly click here.