Extension of last date for conversion of PIO into OCI till 31st December, 2017.

Person of Indian Origin

The Government of India has announced vide Gazette Notification No. 26011/01/2014IC.I dated 09 January 2015, that all PIO cards issued till 09 January 2015 are deemed to be OCI card. As such the PIO Card scheme has been withdrawn and henceforth, applicants may apply for OCI card ONLY, as PIO card scheme is no longer in existence.

The date for application for conversion of valid PIO card to OCI card has been extended till 31st December, 2017. The valid PIO card holders are advised to submit the applications by 31st December, 2017.

The applicants may submit the applications for OCI card in lieu of PIO Card at the VFS centres. For detailed information please visit: http://www.vfsglobal.com/india/spain

For any enquiry or information or clarification please call:
+34 917693741 (English & Hindi)
+34 911985138 (Spanish)
EMAIL ID : info.eoispain@vfshelpline.com

More Information:
PIO Card withdrawal
Gazette Notification: Life-long Validity of PIO Cards and Exemption from Registration
Oci-brochure on requirements for OCI cards and for conversion of PIO Cards to OCI Cards
Advisory on accessing Online OCI services
Extension deadline for registration as OCI holders by erstwhile PIO Cards Holders on ‘GRATIS BASIS’

Please Note : If the applicants still have any doubts/queries, they may send their queries to the e-mail ID: oci@embassyindia.es for necessary guidance/clarification(s).