PIO Card Scheme Withdrawn Consular Services

PIO Card Scheme Withdrawn

The Indian Immigration will accept PIO cards as valid travel document till 31.12.2021 along with valid foreign passport and the Indian Immigration Check Post(s) will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till 31.12.2021. This is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by the ICAO thereby making hand written PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from the Indian Embassy. All PIO cardholders with valid PIO cards as on 09.01.2015 are, therefore, advised to apply for conversion of PIO card to OCI card.


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