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FINAL NOTICE FOR CONVERSION OF PIO CARD TO OCI CARD

From October, 2018 only machine readable travel documents will be accepted and existing PIO cards being hand written, will become invalid travel documents. From October 2018, PIO card holders will be refused entry at the Indian immigration and sent back.

Hence, it will be necessary for all PIO cardholders to obtain machine readable OCI cards in lieu of existing hand written PIO cards before October, 2018 to avoid any inconvenience.

In the past, the last date for conversion of PIO card to OCI card has been extended several times and the final deadline is December 31, 2017. Any request for conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card beyond 31.12.2017 will attract a fee which is same as that for issuance of a fresh OCI card (€235 + €3).

For conversion of PIO card to OCI card, please visit : https://passport.gov.in/oci/OnlineOCIRegistrationG.jsp



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