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PIO Card

PIO card will be accepted as valid travel document alongwith valid foreign passport at all Indian Immigration Check Post(s) till 31st March 2020 for exit from / entry into India. This extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) thereby making handwritten PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Missiosn/Posts abroad. 

All PIO Cardholders, residing in Albania, Moldova and Romania, are advised to convert their PIO Card into OCI Card.

Apply for conversion of PIO card into OCI card

Required documents are:

a) Printout of application [OCI-Registration (In Lieu Of valid PIO Card)] submitted online at https://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome 

b) copy of the valid foreign passport,

c) copy of the existing PIO card, and

d) fee of 440 RON.