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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.

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

Fee applicable for conversion of PIO card to OCI card is €95/- + €3/-
[Kindly make two separate bank drafts/postal orders of  i)  €95/- and ii) €3/-]



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