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Extension of date for Conversion of PIO card to OCI card

 It has been decided to extend the date for submission of the application for registration as OCI cardholder by the erstwhile PIO cardholders till 31st December, 2017. The conversion of PIO cards into OCI cards will be done free-of-charge (gratis) for applications submitted until 31st December 2017.

The PIO Card scheme has been withdrawn vide Gazette Notification No.25024/9/2014F.I dated 09.01.2015.  Henceforth, applicants may apply for OCI card ONLY, as PIO card scheme is no longer in existence.

The last date for submission of applications for registration as OCI cardholder in lieu of the PIO card online has been extended till 31st December, 2017.  A separate online application form for submission of application for registration as OCI cardholder in lieu of PIO card is available in the website http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaActionPIO.

All the existing PIO card holders are urged to apply urgently for conversion of PIO to OCI.