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Conversion of PIO cards to OCI cards

Posted on: October 03, 2018 | Back | Print

All PIO cardholders with valid PIO cards as on 09/01/2015 are advised to apply for conversion of their PIO card to OCI card. 

The Bureau of Immigration (BoI) will accept PIO cards as valid document till March 31, 2019 along with valid foreign passport. If in the meantime, any deadline is notified by the ICAO, thereby making hand written PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from our Missions, if they have not converted their PIO card to OCI card. However, the Indian immigration check posts will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till 31st March, 2019.