Consulate General of India
December 29, 2022
Subject: Extension of validity of PIO Card till 31st December, 2023
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, 2023.
2. This extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime, any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) thereby making handwritten PIO Cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Mission/Posts abroad.
3. All PIO cardholders (handwritten and machine-readable) are meanwhile advised to convert their PIO card to OCI card before this deadline at the earliest.