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Fresh Accreditation
  • Basic Criteria
  • List of Documents
  • Fill Form
Renewal-2015
  • Basic Criteria
  • List of Documents
  • Fill Form
Change in Organisation/Freelance Category
  • Basic Criteria
  • List of Documents
  • Fill Form
Request for Duplicate Card due to loss of card
  • Basic Criteria
  • List of Documents
  • Fill Form
Change in Contact Details
  • Basic Criteria
  • List of Documents
  • Fill Form
Renewal on extension of J visa(for Foreign Journalists)
  • Basic Criteria
  • List of Documents
  • Fill Form
Change in Category
  • Basic Criteria
  • List of Documents
  • Fill Form
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BASIC CRITERIA: Accreditation is limited to residents of Delhi and vicinity ( Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad or Gurgaon)

A. JOURNALIST
  • Correspondent/Cameraperson: Five years’ experience as a full time working journalist.
  • Freelance: Fifteen years’ experience as a full time working journalist.
  • Foreign Journalist(Correspondent/cameraperson) : Five years’ experience as a full time working journalist, valid J-Visa.
B.ORGANIZATION : Should be operational for at least one year( refer to guidelines for details)
Documents Required ( Journalist)
  • Correspondent/cameraperson: (At least five years of experience as a full time working journalist)
    • Copies of employment letter/contract with terms and conditions, post, salary etc from previous and present employers
    • Salary slips from present and previous employers
    • Byline clippings ( of articles and photos in case of newspapers covering various years of experience)
    • Relieving letter/Service certificate(from previous employers)
    • Recommendation letter of editor/ Head of editorial department in original addressed to Pr. Director General seeking accreditation of the correspondent/cameraperson (current employer).
    • Copies of certificates of educational and professional qualification.
    • Photo to be uploaded on PIB online form.
  • Freeelance Journalist: (At least fifteen years’ experience as a full time working journalist)
    • Copies of employment letter with terms and conditions, post, salary etc from all employers.
    • Salary slips from all employers.
    • Relieving letters or service certificates from all employers.
    • CA certificate for income prescribed in guidelines, in original (after a year of freelance work), or valid proof of income from tie-up of freelance work
    • Byline clippings of articles/photos covering various years of experience
    • Copies of certificates of educational and professional qualification.
    • Proof of present freelance work ( News clippings, tie-up of freelance work etc).
    • Photo to be uploaded on PIB online form.
  • Foreign Journalists( Correspondent/Cameraperson) : At least five years’ experience as a full time working journalist
    • Copy of J-visa issued by Indian mission abroad ( verified against original).
    • Copy of passport ( verified against original)
    • Recommendation letter from Editor/Bureau Chief in original, also stating that applicant has minimum five years of experience of full time working journalist.
    • Photo to be uploaded on PIB online form.
Documents (For validation of Organization)
  • Newspapers/ Periodicals
    • RNI registration certificate.
    • Circulation certificate issued by the RNI/ABC showing the latest circulation of the Newspaper/ periodical.
    • Issues of the newspaper/periodical as under :-
      • Last six months’ issues ( In case of Daily Newspaper)
      • Last one year’s issues ( In case of Weekly/Fortnightly)
  • News Agency / Photo News Agency/ News Feature Agency
    • Latest list of subscribers.
    • Copies of agreement with the subscribers to supply news on regular basis.
    • Details of payments duly verified by Chartered Accountant for the annual revenue of the agency earned during the last one year.
    • Clippings of published news/ news-features/ news photos during the last one year bearing the credit line of the agency.
    • Certificate of incorporation under Companies Act.
    • Memorandum of Association.
  • Electronic Media(TV/Radio Channel)
    • Balance-sheet to show annual revenue of last financial year.
    • Up-linking /telecast permission from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India to ascertain date of commencement of telecast.
    • Permission/Authorization by the Ministry of Telecommunication.
    • Details of News & Current Affairs telecast in a day/Fixed Point Chart.
    • Memorandum of Association.
  • TV/Radio Production Organization/Agencies
    • Proof of annual income like CA certificate etc as prescribed in guidelines
    • List of channels to which supplying news content.
    • Copies of agreement with subscribers for supplying news stories regularly
    • Certificate of incorporation under Companies Act.
    • Memorandum of Association
    • Certification along with documentary proof regarding supply of news and news related content of prescribed duration to TV/Radio channels.
  • Web News Media
    • Balance Sheet to show revenue of the web news portal in the last financial year.
    • Domain Name Registration Certificate/ Domain name registration confirmation letter (Showing date till which the site name is registered) from the hosting company.
    • Relevant page view documents certified by the Head of the company and hosting company and also give the URL address to check the page view data online.
    • Statement by Editor and details of original news content.
    • List of news subscribers.
    • Proof of site updation at least six times a day.

    PIB can ask for any other document in physical form to verify the antecedents of applicant/organization.
Basic Criteria: Journalist should already be accredited with PIB on behalf of current organization in the last year also. Accreditation is limited to residents of Delhi and vicinity ( Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad or Gurgaon
Documents Required ( Journalist):
  • Freelance journalists :
    • CA certificate for income as prescribed in guidelines
    • By-line clippings of articles/photographs of the last one year
  • Other Journalists :
    • Letter from the editor recommending renewal
    • By-line clippings of news articles/photographs of the last one year
    • Latest salary slip
    • Copy of J Visa (In case of foreign journalists) verified by PIB officer against the original.
Documents (Of Organization ):
  • Newspapers/Periodicals:
    • Circulation certificate issued by the RNI/ABC showing the latest circulation of the Newspaper/ periodical.
    • Issues of the newspapers/periodicals as under : At least last one month for daily newspapers and at least last six months’ issues of periodicals
  • News Agency / Photo News Agency/ News Feature Agency
    • Latest list of subscribers.
    • Details of payments duly verified by Chartered Accountant for the annual revenue of the agency earned during the last one year from news stories, news features etc. and the details of payments received therefrom.
    • Clippings of published news/ news-features/ news photos during the last one year
    • bearing the credit line of the agency.
  • Electronic Media
    • Balance-sheet to show annual revenue of last financial year.
    • Details of News & Current Affairs telecast in day/Fixed Point Chart.
  • TV/Radio Production Organization/Agencies
    • Proof of annual income like CA certificate etc as prescribed in guidelines along with details of payments and revenue earned during the last one year from news stories, news based programmes, etc.
    • List of channels to which supplying news content.
    • Certification along with documentary proof regarding supply of news and news related content of prescribed duration to TV/Radio channels.
  • Web News Media
    • Balance Sheet to show revenue of the web news portal in the last financial year.
    • Certified printouts by editor of home pages for last one month
    • Statement by Editor and certification regarding original news content as prescribed in guidelines
    • List of news subscribers ( as per guidelines)
PIB can ask for any other document in physical form to verify the antecedents of applicant/organization.
Basic Criteria: Applicable when journalist is changing from one organization to another or to freelance or vice versa
List of Documents
  • Relieving certificate from previous organization.
  • Recommendation letter of editor/ Head of editorial department in original addressed to Pr. Director General, PIB seeking accreditation of the correspondent/cameraperson (current employer).
  • Copy of employment letter/contract with terms and conditions, post, salary etc from present employer
  • Latest salary slip from present organization.
  • Request letter to Pr. Director General, PIB seeking accreditation in freelance category( in case of freelance journalists)
  • For application in freelance category, copy of employment letters/contract with terms and conditions, post, salary etc from various employers proving fifteen years of experience as full time journalist( if the said documents are not available with PIB already)
  • Proof of freelance work (in case of freelance journalists)
  • If more than one year has passed of freelance work, CA certificate and byline clippings are required
  • Online form should be filled by applicant under change in organization

  • If you are changing over to an organization which does not have any journalist accredited with PIB,please submit documents for validtion of organization(Click here).
Advisory: Please surrender your card within 15 days of leaving previous organization or switching over to freelance work
Basic Criteria : In case the card has been lost or damaged
List of Documents Required
  • Copy of Police report/ FIR ( In original or verified against original)
  • Challan of Rs. 50 deposited with SBI, North Block, New Delhi
  • Written request to replace lost/ damaged card.
  • Advisory: PIB must be informed immediately if the card has been lost.
List of Documents Required
  • Online form for change in contact details should be filled by the applicant.
  • Copy of signed letter in pdf format giving the changed contact details should also be uploaded
BASIC CRITERIA : Renewal of accreditation for existing organization on basis of extension of J_Visa.
List of DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
  • Copy of extended J Visa and Passport duly verified by PIB officer (Room NO 115, A Wing Shastri Bhawan)
  • Letter of recommendation by the Editor addressed to PrDG for renewal.
  • Online form should be filled by applicant under 'Renewal of accreditation after extension of J-Visa'
BASIC CRITERIA : Change in category is permitted only within the existing organization
List of DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
  • Recommendation letter of editor/ Head of editorial department addressed to Pr. Director General requesting for change in category
  • Copy of fresh employment letter/contract with terms and conditions, post, salary etc from present employer
  • Latest salary slip from present organization.
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