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Important notice for PIO card holders

Important Notice 
Extension of timeline for handwritten travel document/PIO cards up till 31st December, 2024
The Bureau of Immigration (BoI) will accept PIO Cards as valid travel document till 31st December, 2024 along with valid foreign passport and the Indian Immigration Check Post(s) will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till 31st December, 2024.   This extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) thereby making handwritten PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Missions/Posts abroad.
All the PIO cardholders with valid PIO cards as on 09/01/2015 are advised to apply for conversion of PIO card to OCI card.