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Restriction on travel on PIO card

Posted on: January 30, 2019 | Back | Print

It is clarified that although the International Civil Aviation Organization has mandated that only machine-readable travel documents are valid from October, 2018, no such pre-condition has been prescribed by the Bureau of Immigration for entry into India. 

All those holding PIO cards may note that that the Bureau of Immigration will accept PIO cards as valid for entry into and exit from India only till March 31, 2019 provided it is accompanied by a valid foreign passport. 

All PIO card holders with valid PIO cards as on 09.01.2015 are advised to apply for conversion to OCI cards.