PERSON OF INDIAN ORIGIN (PIO) CARD SCHEME
PIO card scheme has been withdrawn by Government of India.
All the existing PIO cardholders are deemed to be OCI cardholders with effect from 9.1.2015. The PIO cardholders can apply for OCI cards in lieu of their PIO cards at https://passport.gov.in/oci/
The OCI cards are issued in lieu of PIO cards on gratis basis. However, the applicants have to pay service charges and postage charges where applicable. The last date for submission of the application for registration as OCI cardholders by the PIO cardholders has been extended to 31.3.2016.