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PERSON OF INDIAN ORIGIN (PIO) CARD


This is to inform that vide Gazette Notification No.26011/01/2014IC.I dated 09.01.2015, all PIO Cards issued till 09.01.2015 are deemed to be OCI Cards. PIO Card scheme has been withdrawn vide Gazette Notification No.25024/9/2014F.I dated 09.01.2015.  Henceforth, applicants are requested to apply for OCI card ONLY, as PIO Card Scheme is no longer in existence.

Henceforth, all PIO Card holders are requested to apply for OCI card, free of charge, (A Service Charge of RON 10/- is payable).  The validity of PIO card will end on 30.06.2016 and hence all  Applicants applying for transfer of valid PIO to OCI, may submit online application for OCI in lieu of PIO Card free of cost at ‘’https://passport.gov.in/oci’’.

CONVERSION OF PIO CARD TO OCI CARD

It has been decided by competent authority in India to extend the date of submission of application for conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card till 30 June 2016.  All PIO Card holders in Romania, Moldova and Albania are required to convert their PIO Card into OCI Card are advised to apply for the same well before 30 June 2016.


Conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card – Last Date Extended Further

 

It has been decided by competent authority in India to extend the date of submission of application for conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card till 30 June 2017.  All PIO Card holders in Romania, Moldova and Albania are required to convert their PIO Card into OCI Card are advised to apply for the same well before 30 June 2017.



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