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DEADLINE FOR THE CONVERSION PROCESS OF PIO TO OCI, IS 30 JUNE 2017
06/05/2017

                        KIND ATTENTION OF PIO CARD HOLDERS


                 ALL EXISTING PIO CARD HOLDERS UNDER THE CONSULAR JURISDICTION OF EMBASSY OF INDIA, BEIJING ARE ADVISED TO APPLY FOR OCI CARD BEFORE 30 JUNE 2017 BY SUBMITTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS AT http://passport.gov.in/oci. AFTER APPLYING ONLINE, YOU ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTS WITH THE E/I, BEIJING AND COMPLETE THE CONVERSION PROCESS AT THE EARLIEST AS THE DEADLINE FOR THE CONVERSION PROCESS IS 30 JUNE 2017.

                  THE ISSUE OF OCI CARD IN LIEU OF PIO CARD WILL BE ON GRATIS BASIS, HOWEVER THE APPLICANTS WILL HAVE TO PAY RMB 18 TOWARDS ICWF. THE CONVERSION PROCESS TO OCI CARD WOULD NOT REQUIRE ANY EXTRA SCRUTINY OR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION EXCEPT FOR THE REQUIREMENT OF COPIES OF THE FOREIGN PASSPORT AND THE EXISTING PIO CARD. FOLLOWING BENEFITS WILL BE ALLOWED TO AN OCI HOLDER:

  • OCI CARD IS A SMART CARD WHICH WILL FACILITATE QUICKER IMMIGRATION CLEARANCE AT THE         IMMIGRATION COUNTERS IN INDIA,
   • MULTI-PURPOSE, MULTIPLE ENTIRES, LIFE LONG VISA FOR VISITNG INDIA,
   • EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION WITH LOCAL POLICE AUTHORITIES FOR ANY LENGTH OF STAY IN INDIA,
   • PARITY WITH NRIs IN RESPECT OF ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL FIELDS EXCEPT IN MATTERS               RELATING TO THE ACQUISTION OF AGRICULTURAL /PLANTATION PROPERTIES. 

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