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Conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card

All PIO Card holders, resident in Romania, Albania and Moldova, are intimated that thelast date for conversion of their PIO Card to OCI Card is 30.6.2017, which will not be extendedfurther by the Government. Those PIO Card holders, who have still not applied for Conversionof PIO Card to OCI Card, are therefore advised to convert their PIO Card into OCI card beforethe expiry of the deadline. The documents required in this case are copies of the foreign passportand the existing PIO card and the service is free of charge.

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.

All holders of handwritten PIO Cards may please note that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will accept only machine readable travel documents with effect from 01st October, 2018. Hence all PIO Card holders are requested to convert their PIO Cards to OCI Cards free of charge before 31 December 2017