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Des Pardes     06/26/2019 19:16 PM

My 20 year old son has expired PIO card and also the expired passport for which it was issued.

I understand it is valid till September 30, 2019

But will airline accept this as valid visa to travel to India?

I wanted to get OCI card for him after he turns 21. Process is complicated for those under 21.


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mnaidu1402     06/03/2019 19:22 PM


We are planning a trip to India in 2 weeks. My daughter has a new US passport and a PIO card that is attached to an expired US passport. Can she still travel on the PIO card if we carry both the new and expired US passport ?

Please let me know.


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Sowmyasrini     05/31/2019 23:22 PM

My daughter is traveling to India landing in Delhi this evening. She has a valid US Passport and PIO card, however her PIO card has the old passport number and she isn't carrying the old passports. I have scanned the old passports and sent to her. Would everything go okay in immigration, please help me with your experiences.

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rakagr     05/19/2019 19:54 PM

Hi, my daughter born in 2012 in USA. We moved to India in 2013. PIO card expired and US passport expired in 2017. We renewed her US passport from US embassy in Mumbai. I assume she will have no problem travelling to US but how about coming back to India. We are travelling to US in June 2019 for a month. Please suggest.

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bsinha     05/14/2019 17:02 PM

Hello, my husband, kids and I have PIO cards. Is PIO card valid for travel? CKGS website mentions that PIO validility has been extended till Sept 2019. I called CKGS and embassy mutilple times to confirm but no luck (noone picks up).

Can anyone please confirm here? Thank you!

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rlss     04/03/2019 00:11 AM

As per announcement on Mar 28, 2019, https://www.in.ckgs.us/resources/pdf/pio/press-release-pio-2019.pdf, PIO card validity seems to have been extended until Sep 30, 2019.

Various websites seems to be rolling out the changes slowly.

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apappu1977     03/16/2019 23:12 PM

As you all already know that handwritten/Machine readable PIO card is getting discontinued after 31st March 2019. My daughter(minor) is currently in India and have Handwritten PIO card issued in 2013 and valid upto 2018. Due to family emergency we could not convert PIO to OCI earlier and now the deadline is 31st March 2019 (15 days from now). She would need probably exit permit when leaving to the USA from India sometime in May 2019.

Would someone suggest what are the options considering the situation? What will happen when PIO gets discontinued after 31st March 19, would they allow to board the flight to the USA? Are there any issues getting an exit permit?



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tpravin     11/22/2017 21:31 PM

Giving PIO valid for lifetime now, I do not see a single reason why to apply for OCI in lieu of PIO for my daughter. And unfortunately OCI is bringing new process of renewing OCI along with passport renewal.

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niravmd     10/09/2017 00:59 AM

My PIO card was attached to my UK passport. I finally became a naturalized US citizen in 2015. Is my PIO card still valid for travel? (My UK passport expired in 2015).

My in the process of converting it to OCI, but the CKGS website says it takes 10-12 weeks. I need to urgently travel to India to visit my Mom.


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manjushan     01/10/2017 15:16 PM

Can some one help me with this ..

My daughter had PIO associated with her old US passport. Now she got new US passport and PIO card (associated with her old US passport) has expired. Now I have to apply for her OCI.

Do I apply for a "fresh OCI" or do I click "OCI in lieu of PIO " . Any email address/contact number to ask this.

Does any one have similar experience?


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