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Deadline for registration as OCI cardholders by erstwhile PIO cardholders

Posted on: April 03, 2019 | Back | Print

It has been decided with the approval of the competent authority, that the Bureau of Immigration(BOI) will accept the PIO as valid travel documents till 30th September, 2019 along with valid foreign passport and the Indian Immigration Check Post(s) will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till 30th September 2019.

The extension of the timeline is subject to the consideration that if in the meanwhile any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) thereby making handwritten PIO cards invalid then PIO cardholder may have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Missions/Posts abroad.

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