Extension of deadline for registration as OCI cardholder by erstwhile PIO cardholders
Extension of deadline for registration as OCI cardholder by erstwhile PIO cardholders
 

 The Government of India has extended deadline for conversion of PIO cards into OCI cards on gratis basis till 31.12.2017.  It is important to note that from October 2018, International Civil Aviation Organization will accept only machine readable travel documents.  The existing PIO cards which are hand written will, therefore, become invalid travel documents. Hence, it will be necessary for PIO cardholders to obtain machine readable OCI cards in lieu of existing hand written PIO cards  before October 2018 to avoid any inconvenience.