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Will airline accept expired PIO card?
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.

Thanks
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Travel on a new US passport with PIO card attached to an expired US passport
Hi,

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.

Thanks.
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Urgent help.
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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PIO Card for Minor
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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PIO Card Validity
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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PIO card validity extended until Sep 30, 2019 :-)
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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PIO card validity after 31st March 2019
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?

https://boi.gov.in/content/person-indian-origin-pio

Thanks.
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Why to apply for OCI in lieu of PIO
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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PIO Card attached to UK passport. Now on US passport. Still valid?
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.

Thanks!
Nirav
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OCI in lieu of PIO or Fresh OCI
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?

Thanks
Manju
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