Announcement for holders of handwritten PIO card

Published on Dec 19 2017 - - NRI - -

Announcement for holders of handwritten PIO card


The last date for free of charge conversion of PIO (Person of Indian Origin) cards into OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) cards is December 31, 2017. The Competent Authorities have decided that there will not be any further extensions of this deadline.


  1. All holders of PIO card travelling to India on the strength of their handwritten PIO cards will be refused entry at the Indian immigration counters and sent back. All concerned may please note for necessary action.


  1. Conversion of PIO card to OCI card after the expiry of December 31, 2017 will attract a fee of US$275 which is same as charged for issuance of a fresh OCI card.

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