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Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Card


This is to inform that vide Gazette Notification No.26011/01/2014IC.I dated 09.01.2015, all PIO cards issued till 09.01.2015 are deemed to be OCI card. PIO Card scheme has been withdrawn vide Gazette Notification No.25024/9/2014F.I dated 09.01.2015.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.

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Key Points For OCI-Registration (In Lieu of PIO-Card)

1. Read Instruction carefully before starting the registration process.

2. Start registration as OCI-Registration (in lieu of valid PIO card) and fill all details required.

3. The applicant may submit the applications online by 31.12.2016 for OCI card in lieu of PIO card to the Indian Mission concerned within the jurisdiction of his/her place of residence.

4. Provide Valid PIO-Card details at the place specified. PIO-Card should be valid as on 9th Jan 2015.

5. Complete Part-B of the registration process.

6. Documents to be enclosed along with application are given at the end of Part-B.

7. Completed application is to be submitted to the appropriate office.

8. No registration-fee will be charged for such applications. However, postage charges and service fee will be levied on the applicant .