PIO card holders must submit OCI card application by June 30

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Melbourne: Holders of valid Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards are advised to submit their applications for conversion of PIO into Overseas Citizen Of India (OCI) cards by 30 June 2017.

The conversion of PIO into OCI card is mandatory. The conversion process of OCI card would not require any extra scrutiny or additional documentation except for the requirement of copies of the foreign passport and the existing PIO card, a press release from the office of the Consulate General of India Melbourne, said today (April 21).

The conversion of PIO into OCI cards is being done free-of-charge (gratis). However, the applicant will have to pay the service charges for the outsourcing agency as well as postal/courier charges.

As the deadline for conversion of PIO into OCI cards is approaching fast, and the last date will not be extended, PIO card holders are, therefore, advised to submit their applications for conversion of PIO into OCI cards urgently, the release added. (TIW)