OCI IN LIEU OF PIO
This is to inform that for the purpose of conversion of PIO cards to OCI cards, there is no need to produce all documents as required while applying for a fresh OCI card. The only documents required are:-
(a) a copy of valid PIO card ( Both pages)
(b) a copy of current valid passport.
If applications are sent by post, the above documents may be notarized and submitted.
2. The deadline for the conversion from PIO cards to OCI cards is June 30, 2016.
3. Until applicants are in receipt of an OCI card issued in lieu of PIO card, they could travel to India with their valid foreign passport and valid PIO Card. Those who have already travelled to India on their PIOs and still in India, they are advised to contact their respective FRROs for latest instructions regarding travelling on their PIO card after June 30, 2016.
Atlanta June 13, 2016
Source: Chand Akkineni