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Posted on: January 12, 2024 | Back | Print

 It has been decided by the competent authority that PIO cards shall be accepted as valid travel document till 31.12.2024 along with valid foreign passport and the Indian Immigration Check Posts will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till 31.12.2024. This extension of time line is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) thereby making hand written PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from India Missions/Posts.
           In the meanwhile, CGI, Edinburgh would like to encourage all PIO cardholders with valid PIO cards as on 09.01.2015 to apply for conversion of PIO card to OCI card as per the existing guidelines.