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Extension of last date for acceptance of Handwritten travel documents/PIO cards till 31 December’ 2022.

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 Extension of last date for acceptance of Handwritten travel documents/PIO cards till 31 December’ 2022.

1. Government of India has decided to accept handwritten travel documents/ PIO cards as valid travel document along with valid foreign passport at all Indian Immigration Check Posts till 31 December’ 2022. This extension of timeline us subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by the ICAO thereby making hand written PIO cards invalid then PIO
cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from India Missions/ Posts.

2. All PIO card holders are hereby advised to apply for conversion of PIO card to OCI card as soon as possible.

December 29, 2021