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Embassy of India


Conversion of existing PIO Card to OCI Card
Last Date 31.12.2017

In continuation of the earlier notice by this Mission, it may be reiterated that the deadline for conversion of PIO cards to OCI cards has already been fixed as December 31, 2017. It is further informed that there will be no further extension for conversion of such cards.

2.   It may also be noted that the immigration authorities in India will accept only OCI machine readable cards, as per the guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) which will come into effect in October 2018, and will refuse entry to PIO card holder.

3.   All people of Indian origin are therefore requested to convert their PIO cards (if not already done) free of charge to machine readable OCI cards before the fixed deadline of December 31, 2017. Request for such conversion, if any, after the deadline will attract a fee of USD 275/- (USD two hundred seventy five)

4.   For this, you may visit the Consular wing of the Embassy of India, Prague between 0930 hrs. and 1200 hrs. on all working days. For application form and documents required, kindly visit the link www.passport.gov.in/oci or refer to the section on OCI cards (under Consular Services) on the website of the Embassy of India, Prague