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Application for PIO Cards

Erstwhile PIO card holders are advised to submit the application for issuing of OCI card (in lieu of valid PIO cards) latest by 29.12.2017. Please refer to the link for details.


The PIO card scheme has been withdrawn. Also, the International Civil Aviation Organisation will accept only machine readable travel documents w.e.f. October 2018. The PIO cards being handwritten documents, will become invalid travel documents w.e.f. this date. All PIO card holders are, therefore, required to convert it to OCI card at the earliest. The conversion is available free of cost till December 29, 2017.


For details on filing OCI application, see the link


In case of any problem, you may contact the Service Centre (Ref: