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Consulate General of India
Press Release
Extension of validity of PIO Cards till December 31, 2024

The Government of India has decided that the Bureau of Immigration (BOI) will continue to accept PIO cards as valid travel document till 31.12.2024 alongwith valid foreign passport and the Indian Immigration Check Post(s) will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till December 31, 2024. This 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 from India Missions/Posts.

Therefore, all the PIO cardholders with valid PIO Cards as on January 09, 2015 are strongly advised to apply for conversion of PIO card to OCI card. The relevant link is: https://services.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/apply-oci-services


January 01, 2024