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Conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card extended till Dec 31, 2022


Conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card

Indian Immigration will accept all Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards (including handwritten PIO cards), along with valid foreign passport, as a valid travel document till December 31, 2022.  This extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime, any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) thereby making handwritten PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Missions/Posts.

All PIO cardholders (handwritten and machine readable) are meanwhile advised to convert their PIO cards to OCI cards.

New York

December 23, 2021