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Extension of time-line for conversion of PIO cards to OCI cards till 30 September 2020

Posted on: March 04, 2020 | Back | Print

Extension of time-line for conversion of handwritten travel document/ PIO cards to OCI card

1. It is clarified that Bureau of Immigration (BoI), Government of India will continue to accept PIO Cards as valid travel documents till September 30, 2020 along with valid foreign passport and the Indian Immigration Check Posts(s) will consider all PIO cards valid for exit from/entry into India till 30 September 2020.

2. This is an extension of the earlier deadline of March 31, 2020 conveyed by BoI. The extension of the time-line is subject to the condition that International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) does not make handwritten PIO cards invalid. It is also requested that all PIO cardholders with valid PIO cards as on January 9, 2015 should apply for conversion of PIO card to OCI card at the earliest.