In order that NRGs may get faster access and better attention, from Government departments / offices as and when they frequent to pursue their problems including time bound permissions, licences etc, "GOA CARD" has been introduced with effect from January 2008. So far, over 500 Goan expatriates have been issued Goa Cards on request on payment of nominal charges of Rs. 250/- per Card. The Card holders are also entitled to the benefits offered by Government Undertakings, Private Hospitals, Hotels etc. on their services/facilities.
The card holders are also proposed to be covered by Personal Accident Insurance Cover of Rs. 1.00 lakh at a cost of Rs. 26.40 each for the duration of the card.