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Notice : Deadline to convert PIO to OCI cards to expire on June 30, 2017.


The deadline for conversion of existing PIO cards into OCI cards is about to expire on June 30, 2017. Therefore, the existing PIO card holders who have so far not got the conversion done are advised to get it done at the earliest as the Ministry of External Affairs is not in favour of further extending the deadline for such conversion beyond the end of June 30, 2017. The existing PIO cards need to be converted into OCI cards and the formulation stipulating that PIO cardholders are deemed to be OCI cardholders connote that the conversion process to OCI card would not require any extra scrutiny or additional documentation except for the requirement of copies of the foreign passport and the existing PIO card. Hence, the PIO card to OCI card conversion does not entail the same procedure as followed in issuance of a fresh OCI card to those who never held a PIO card. Therefore, existing PIO card holders may please get the conversion done before the approaching deadline.