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Publicity of gratis cut-off date for conversion of PIO card to OCI card



Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) holding PIO Cards are hereby informed that they are required to get their PIO cards converted to Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards latest by June 29, 2017. The conversion is offered free of cost till this date. Application for conversion of PIO card to OCI card is to be filled up online through the link: and thereafter a printout of the same (affixed with a photograph of size 51x51 mm) is to be submitted either at the High Commission or at its authorized service centre (Ref:, alongwith supporting documents - valid passport, PIO card and copies of these (originals returned upon submission).





High Commission of India



PUC is a note from HC, conveying gist of a circular from Ministry on need to give wide publicity to the announcement by Govt of India for gratis conversion of PIO card to OCI card till June 30, 2017.


2. A draft notice for publicity through the Mission’s website, social media platforms, notice boards at consular hall of the Mission, premises of the outsourced agency and other places as deemed fit, newspapers, etc is enclosed, as desired.



Attache (Passport)

April 21, 2017


C (Cons)