Extension of timeline for hand written travel document/PIO cards beyond 31st March ,2019

Bureau of Immigration(BoI) will accept PIO cards as valid travel document till 30th September, 2019 along with valid foreign passport and the Indian Immigration check posts will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till 30th September, 2019. This extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notify by the ICAO thereby making hand written PIO cards invalid the PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Missions/Post abroad.