Sample PIO Card - India

Here is the sample PIO card booklet. Unlike OCI, there are no visas stamped in the passport. You carry your passport and PIO card to travel to India.

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PERSONS OF INDIAN ORIGIN
CARD

REPUBLIC OF INDIA

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PERSONS OF INDIAN ORIGIN CARD

Your Photograph with Signature below it

Name, PIO Card No.

Given Names

Nationality, Date of Birth

Place of Birth, Place of Issue

Date of Issue, Date of Expiry

Signature of Issuing Authority

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Endorsement to be made by the competent authority in case of change/renewal of passport of this P.I.O. card holder.
1. Change/Renewal of passport
Passport No.
 
Issued at
 
Valid till date
 
2. Change/Renewal of passport
Passport No.
 
Issued at
 
Valid till date
 
3. Change/Renewal of passport
Passport No.
 
Issued at
 
Valid till date
 

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"THE HOLDER OF THIS CARD
IS ENTITLED TO VISA-FREE
ENTRY INTO INDIA FOR THE
DURATION OF ITS VALIDITY,
PROVIDED THAT IT IS
ACCOMPANIED WITH A VALID
PASSPORT"

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. PIO Card is NOT valid for:
    (a) Visit to Restricted /Protected areas.
    (b) Undertaking missionary work/mountaineering/research work.


  2. Registration NOT required for continuous stay up to 180 days.


  3. If continuous stay exceeds 180 days, registration required with the concerned Foreigners Registration Officer within 30 of the expiry of 180 days.


  4. This card is valid only when accompanied by a valid passport.

CAUTION
  1. This Card is the property of the Government of India. Any communication received by holder from the Issuing Authority regarding this Card including demand for its surrender should be complied with immediately.


  2. This Card must not be altered or mutilated in any way.


  3. Loss, theft or destruction of this Card should be immediately reported to the nearest Indian Mission abroad ; if the holder is in India, to the concerned Foreigners Regional Registration Officer or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigners Division, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi - 110003

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Address

Occupation

Visible distinguishing mark

Father's/Spouse's name

This PIO Card has been issued to Mr/Ms

Holder of

Passport No., Issued at, Date of Expiry