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Media Accreditation

The Press Information Bureau (PIB), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) grants press accreditation to foreign journalists on recommendation of XP Division. Only holders of 'J' visas are eligible to apply for PIB accreditation cards.

PIB accreditation is only available for foreign media persons who live in and around Delhi. Some State governments are separately issuing press cards for media. Foreign journalists based outside Delhi can apply for such cards.

Permanent PIB Accreditation Cards

  • Foreign journalists on long-term assignment in India are issued permanent PIB accreditation cards that have a validity of one year at a time, after approval of the Central Press Accreditation Committee (CPAC).
  • or issuance of PIB cards, foreign journalists posted on long term assignment to India are advised to fill up the online accreditation form at https://accreditation.pib.gov.in/External website that opens in a new window (New user may kindly click on the tab ‘New User – Click Here to Create User ID’ )
  • After filling in the online application form, further follow up regarding the status of the PIB card application can be made with:

Ms. Tejaswi Menda
Deputy Director (Press Facilities)
Room no. 322, National Media Centre
Raisina Road, Windsor Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Email: prs_pib [at]nic[dot]in

The guidelines relating to accreditation of Journalists can be seen at http://mymea.in/dixaccreditation_guideline.pdf (7.4 MB)

Foreign journalists are advised to familiarize themselves with the relevant clauses of these guidelines.