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PIO cards will be accepted as valid travel document till  31st December 2022  alongwith valid foreign passport.  This extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) thereby making handwritten PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Missions/Posts abroad. 

All PIO Cardholders, resident in Bulgaria and North Macedonia, are advised to convert their PIO Card into OCI Card.

Conversion of PIO card into OCI card

Required documents are:
a) Printout of application [OCI-Registration (In Lieu Of valid PIO Card)] submitted online at https://passport.gov.in/oci/welcome
b) copy of the valid foreign passport,
c) copy of the existing PIO card, and
d) fee of Leva 195.