LAST CHANCE TO CONVERT PIO CARD TO OCI CARD
LAST CHANCE TO CONVERT PIO CARD TO OCI CARD – FREE OF COST.
All Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Card holders are hereby informed that with effect from 1st January 2018, a fee of US$275/- will be charged for conversion from PIO to OCI card. Those who have not availed free of conversion facility until now are hereby urged to apply for Machine Readable Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card. Hand-written PIO cards will not be valid document for entry into India from October 2018, and such passengers will be sent back by Indian Immigration.
In view of this, all PIOs holing PIO cards may apply for OCI card before 31st December 2017 and avail the conversion facility, free of cost.