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PIO CARDS WILL NOT BE VALID TRAVEL DOCUMENT WITH EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 2018.
 
With effect from October 2018, PIO card will not honoured as valid document by Indian Immigration authorities to enter and stay in India. All Indian Origin persons who are still holding PIO Cards are hereby, once again,  alerted to apply for Machine Readable OCI card.  Overseas Citizen of India Cards can be applied for by following instructions at the following link:-
 
 
The new fee for conversion of PIO Card to OCI card is US$123/- (including processing and ICWF charges). Fee can be paid by US$ Bank draft in favour of HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA.
 
For any clairfication please send mail to consoffice.kingston@mea.gov.in