Date extended till December 31, 2016 for lodging applications free of charge for merging PIO & OCI Cards

The Ministry of Home Affairs, in consultation with this Ministry, has decided to extend the date for submission of the application for registration as OCI cardholder by the erstwhile PIO cardholders till December 31, 2016.

External Affairs Minister has announced that the conversion of PIO cards into OCI cards will be done free-of-charge (gratis) for applications submitted until December 31, 2016. May please see the following link:

http://mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/26929/Merger+of+PIO+and+OCI+Cards

May please see the following link for Malayalam version:
http://mea.gov.in/Images/attach/Submission_of_Applications_by_erstwhile_PIO_Malayalam.pdf

Please click on the link to register: https://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome

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