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Extension of deadline for Conversion of PIO Cards to OCI Cards upto 31st December 2017

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This is for information to all PIO card holders that the last date for submission of applications for registration as OCI cardholders by PIO card holders have been extended till 31st December, 2017.

It may be noted that those persons travelling  to  India on the strength of their PIO cards (handwritten) after TCAO rules/guidelines (with respect to travel with machine readable travel documents) come into effect from October /November 2018, will be refused  entry at the Indian immigration counters. It is also to inform that any request for conversion of PIO cards after December 2017 will attract a fee of USD 275 (in equiv.  GBP) which is the same as charged for issuance of fresh OCI cards.

All existing PIO card holders are therefore requested to apply for the conversion of their PIO cards to OCI cards before the mentioned deadline.