About Us IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OCI/PIO CARD HOLDERS

"MHA vide their circular No. 26011/06.2015-OCI dated 29.01.2015 dispensed with the requirement of 'U' Visa OCI sticker and made OCI card in the form of booklet valid for travel to India. "

"MHA vide para 2 of their circular No. 26011/06/2015-OCI(Vol.III) dated 22.09.2017 mentioned that from October, 2018, ICAO will accept only machine readable travel documents, hence, existing PIO Cards, which are handwritten will therefore, become invalid. Thus ,it will be necessary upon PIO Cardholders to obtain machine readable OCI Cards in lieu of existing hand written PIO Cards before October 2018 to avoid any inconvenience"

" MHA has decided that for re-issuance of OCI card after attaining the age of 50 year only following two documents will be required for uploading in the OCI portal:


 Copy of OCI card presently held by the applicant.

 Copy of valid foreign passport held by the applicant."


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