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Extension of Validity of PIO Cards till 31 December 2022

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Consulate General of India

Press Release

Extension of validity of PIO Cards till December 31, 2022

The Government of India has decided to accept all Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards (including handwritten PIO cards), along with valid foreign passport, as valid travel document till 31 December 2022, instead of the earlier deadline of 31 December 2021.

This extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime, any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) thereby making handwritten PIO cards invalid, then such PIO cardholders will have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Missions/Posts.

All PIO Cardholders are advised to urgently apply for conversion of their PIO Cards into OCI Cards . The relevant link is given below:

Extension of Validity of PIO Cards till 31 December 2022

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