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Embassy of India

Advisory on PIO Cards

Handwritten Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Cards will be accepted as valid travel document along with valid  foreign passport at all Indian Immigration Check Post(s) till 30th September 2020 instead of earlier deadline of 31st March, 2020.

2. The extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) thereby making hand written PIO Cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa.

3. All the PIO cardholders with valid PIO cards as on 09.01.2015 are advised to apply for conversion of PIO Cards to OCI Card.

February 27, 2020