Notice for PIO Card Holders
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High Commission of India



Extension of validity till December 31, 2021

          It has been decided with the approval of the competent authority, that the Bureau of Immigration (BOI), Government of India will accept PIO cards as valid travel document till December 31, 2021 along with valid foreign passport and the Indian Immigration Check Post(s) will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till December 31, 2021.

          This extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) thereby making hand written PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Mission/Posts abroad.

          All cardholders with valid PIO cards are again advised to apply for conversion of PIO to OCI as per the guidelines mentioned in our website.

High Commission of India,

307 Church & Peter Rose Streets, 

Queenstown, Georgetown, 

Guyana, South America.