Last date of conversion of PIO cards to OCI cards on gratis basis has ended on 31st December 2017. PIO cardholders will be required to pay the fee of SAR 385 + SAR 12 (ICWF fee) for conversion of PIO Card to OCI card after 31st December 2017. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will accept only machine readable travel document from October 2018. PIO card holders may note that those travelling to India on the basis of their handwritten PIO cards after coming into force of the ICAO’s rules/guidelines regarding travel with machine readable travel documents from October 2018 will be refused entry at the Indian immigration counters and sent back. All the PIO card holders are advised to convert their PIO cards into OCI cards at the earliest.
For applying for conversion, please visit website: https://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome