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Extension of timelines for conversion of PIO Cards to OCI Cards to 30 September 2019

Posted on: April 09, 2019 | Back | Print

Consulate General of India

9 April 2019


          It is informed that Bureau of Immigration (BoI), Government of India will continue to accept PIO Cards as valid travel documents till September 30, 2019 along with valid foreign passport. This is an extension of the earlier deadline of March 31, 2019 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 reiterated 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.