Endorsement of New Passport Number in the PIO Card
If you get a new passport and you still have a valid PIO card, you can either carry both the passports while traveling to India or you can get the new passport number endorsed in your PIO card.
Send the following documents to Travisa Outsourcing:
- Order form:
Complete the online Order Form. You must include a copy of this form with all other supporting documents.
Proof of Address:
You must submit a photocopy of proof of residence/address that exactly matches the present address on the PIO application.
You may submit a photocopy of state issued ID (driver's license or ID), or major utility bill (water, gas, electric, sewage, land line phone). Cell phone bill, credit card statement, bank statement or lease are not accepted. The address cannot include a P.O. Box.
For minors, a proof of address from both parents or a legal guardian may be submitted instead. For family (group) applications, only one copy of proof of address is required per family (group) as long as all family members reside at the same address.
- Naturalization certificate:
If you are a former Indian national, a copy of your naturalization certificate. (It is legal to make a photocopy for this purpose.)
- Copy of the surrender certificate.
Applicable only in case of naturalized citizens of Indian origin.
If you don't have it (because there was no such rule when you earlier applied for PIO), you can apply for it along with this application.
- Statement requesting endorsement:
Provide a statement mentioning that you would like to have the new passport number endorsed on your PIO card.
- Prepaid return shipping label:
Provide a prepaid shipping label. Use a trackable method such as FedEx or UPS. Do not provide an air bill using your credit card information. Travisa Outsourcing will not generate shipping labels or air bills for you and passports cannot be shipped using your credit card information. Once the documents are ready, you may pick them up in person. However, you are still recommended to send a prepaid air bill in case your plans change.
You must provide the original old passport (for which the PIO card was previously endorsed) and the new passport (for which the PIO card will be endorsed), along with a copy of first three and last two pages of both the passports.
- PIO Card:
You must provide a original PIO card as well as its copy.
$20 consular fee + $12 Travisa service fee making it a total of $32.
Make is payable to Travisa Outsourcing. Payment by money order is preferred.
It is not mandatory to get the new passport endorsed in the PIO card. However, in that case, you will have to carry both the old and the new passports along with the PIO card to travel to India.