Person Of Indian Origin (PIO)

 
  1. As per the Gazette of India (Part-I, Section-I) published on 09.01.2015, all the existing Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card holder registered as such under new PIO Card scheme 2002, shall be deemed to be Overseas Citizens of India Cardholder.
  2. Again as per the Gazette of India (Part-I, Section-I) published on 30.09.2014, a PIO card issued to an applicant shall be valid for his lifetime, provided such applicant has a valid Passport. 
Gazette Notification of Merger of PIO & OCI Cards  : http://mha1.nic.in/pdfs/Merge_PIO_OCI.pdf  .(1.40 MB)pdf