INDIA – Reminder: Deadline Approaching for Conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)

Indian consulates and embassies around the world are urging holders of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to convert them to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards before the 31 December 2017 deadline.

Please note that, from October 2018, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will only accept machine-readable travel documents. The existing PIO cards are hand written and will, therefore, become invalid travel documents.

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INDIA – Conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Extended Until 31 December 2017

The Indian government has once again extended the 30 June 2017 deadline for conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards, this time until 31 December 2017.

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INDIA – Conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Extended Until 31 December 2016

The Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced at a press conference on 19 June 2016 that the deadline for the conversion of PIO (Person of Indian Origin) cardholders to OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) status would be extended to December 2016.

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INDIA – e-Tourist Visa extended to 37 More Nationalities; and PIO-OCI Merger Scheme Deadline Extended

The Indian government has extended its e-Tourist Visa (eTV) scheme to include applicants from a further 37 countries effective 26 February, thus bringing the number of eligible nationalities for the eTV scheme to 150.

In addition, the Indian government has extended the deadline for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) registrations for all Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card holders from 31 March 2016 to 30 June 2016.

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