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Friday, 05 April 2019 15:41

Conversion of PIO card to OCI card

The Bureau of Immigration will accept PIO cards as valid travel document till 30th September, 2019, along with valid foreign passport. Indian Immigration Check Post(s) will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry from/into India till 30th September, 2019. The extension of timeline is subject to the condition that in the meantime if any deadline is notified by the ICAO, thereby making hand written PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders would have to obtain appropriate visa from India Missions/Posts abroad. This situation will be further reviewed in September, 2019. All PIO cardholders are meanwhile advised to convert their…
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