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Extension of the date of validity of hand written PIO cards

Posted on: September 23, 2020 | Back | Print

The Government of India has extended the validity of PIO Cards as valid travel document along with valid foreign passport till 31.12.2021.  The Indian Immigration Check Post(s) will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till 31.12.2021. However, this extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by the ICOA thereby making hand written PIO Cards invalid, then PIO card holders may have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Missions/Posts.

2. All the PIO cardholders, residing under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of India, Ankara are advised to immediately apply for conversion of PIO card to OCI card to avoid unprecedented inconvenience at Immigration post.