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PUBLIC ADVISORY

Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO Card) scheme for foreigners of Indian origin holding foreign passports was introduced by the Government of India on 31 March 1999. This scheme has now been withdrawn vide Gazette Notification No.25024/9/2014-F.I dated 9.1.2015. All PIO Cards issued till 9.1.2015 are deemed to be OCI card vide Gazette Notification No.26011/01/2014-IC.I dated 9.1.2015

– Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

PUBLIC ADVISORY

External Affairs Minister has announced that the conversion of Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO) Card into Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Card will be done free-of-charge (gratis) for applications submitted until December 31, 2016. 

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Date of change of Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO) Card into Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Card has been extended till June 30, 2017.