How can I convert my PIO card to OCI?
Conversion of PIO to OCI card
- Read Instruction carefully before starting the registration process.
- Start registration as OCI-Registration (in lieu of valid PIO card) and fill all details required.
- Provide Valid PIO-Card details at the place specified.
- Complete Part-B of the registration process.
Can I still convert my PIO to OCI?
All PIO cards including the handwritten ones will be accepted by the Indian immigration authorities at all airports until December 31, 2022, in compliance with the extended deadline for the conversion of PIO card to OCI card. All PIO cards will continue to be a valid travel document for entry into and exit from India.
How long does it take to convert PIO to OCI?
OCI application processing time takes 8 to 10 weeks. You may track your application by: Entering the Tracking ID on https://www.in.ckgs.us/trackandtrace/. Entering the Passport Number and Online Registration Number or File Number on http://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury.
Does PIO card need to be changed to OCI?
As per extant instruction, all the existing PIO Cardholders as on 9th January 2015 shall be deemed to be OCI Cardholders. However, it is strongly recommended that all persons having valid PIO cards apply for conversion of PIO to OCI card.
What documents are required for Pio to OCI?
The documents are proof of eligibility like previous Indian passport and Birth Certificate, valid foreign and presently held passport and local residence proof. If the applicant is applying on the basis of parent’s Indian citizenship then proof of relationship should be submitted.
How long is Pio valid?
A PIO Card shall be valid for a period of 15 years from the date of issuance but is subject to the validity of the passport of the applicant.
Are expired PIO cards still valid?
PIO Card Validity Extended up to December 31, 2022 Indian Immigration will accept all Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards (including handwritten ones), along with valid foreign passport, as a valid travel document till December 31, 2022, instead of earlier deadline of December 31, 2021. 2.
Can I travel with old Pio and new passport?
Indian Immigration will accept all Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards (including handwritten ones), along with valid foreign passport, as a valid travel document till December 31, 2022, instead of earlier deadline of December 31, 2021.
Do I need to submit original passport for OCI?
Applicants seeking new/fresh OCI card need not send original US/third country passport with the original OCI application to the VFS Global.
Can you use expired Pio?
It has been decided that the Bureau of Immigration (BOI) will accept Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Cards as valid travel document till 31st December, 2022 along with valid foreign passport.
What are the disadvantages of OCI card?
For OCI Cardholders
|Lifelong multiple entries for visiting India.||Not eligible for purchasing agricultural land.|
|No requirement for registering with local police authorities after 180 days.||Not eligible for a government job.|
Can I travel while OCI is in process?
OCI Card applicants must now remain in India or any third country for six months continuously and cannot travel internationally until the OCI Card application is submitted.
What is the difference between PIO card and OCI card?
PIO covers self,parents,grandparents,great-grandparents,and spouse while OCI only covers self,parents,and grandparents.
When to renew OCI?
How to get PIO card?
Application form for grant/renewal of PIO Card. Users can find the application form for grant or renewal of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Card. This form is provided by the Foreigners Division of Ministry of Home Affairs. Applicants must read the instructions and then fill up the form as per the instructions. Related Links.
How to apply for OCI card in USA?
Visit the OCI page of Cox and Kings’ official website. Currently,Cox and Kings Global Services handles all U.S.-based OCI applications.