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PIO Cards issued after Jan 9th, 2015
This is what they have in the Bureau of Immigration website... The language is different from that they have on the Indian Consulates and CKGS. So I am thinking that the PIO cards issued after Jan 9th are valid as they are existing PIO cards.... Note the Gazette has a second page that sent instructions to the Consulates and other places on Jan 16th....

If there is anyone who had a PIO issued after Jan 9th, 2015 and has visited India - Please post your experience....

Person Of Indian Origin (PIO)

1. As per the Gazette of India (Part-I, Section-I) published on 09.01.2015, all the existing Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card holder registered as such under new PIO Card scheme 2002, shall be deemed to be Overseas Citizens of India Cardholder.
 2. Again as per the Gazette of India (Part-I, Section-I) published on 30.09.2014, a PIO card issued to an applicant shall be valid for his lifetime, provided such applicant has a valid Passport.

Gazette Notification of Merger of PIO & OCI Cards :
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