Convert PIO to OCI

    The Government of India has successfully rejected the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Card plot through the corrected demonstration Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2015. The PIO conspire, propelled in 2002 was gone for giving a portion of the citizenship benefits pertinent for Indian residents to Indian-source individuals with outside nationalities.

    NOTE - We are currently providing passport assistance/service for Mumbai-based issuance only.

    Why And When It Is Required

    • A plan called the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) was propelled in 2006 to which offered a larger number of advantages to Indian-root outside nationals than the PIO cards.
    • In 2015, the legislature reported a merger of both the plans to streamline the procedure for every single abroad native of India.

    Complete Procedure

    • Read Instruction deliberately before beginning the enlistment procedure.
    • Begin enrollment as OCI-Registration (in lieu of legitimate PIO card) and fill all subtle elements required.
    • Give Valid PIO-Card subtle elements at the place indicated.
    • Finish Part-B of the enrollment procedure.
    • The recent PIO cardholder with a legitimate PIO card as on 09.01.2015 should transfer just the accompanying archives with his/her application :-
      1. duplicate of the substantial Passport
      2. duplicate of the PIO card.
    • The candidates can present their applications online in the concerned Mission inside the locale of their place of living arrangement.
    • No enrollment expense will be charged for such applications.
    • Be that as it may, SMS/Fax/Agent charges, as pertinent, will be imposed on the candidate.

    Documents Required

    • OCI candidates, if held an Indian international ID at any instance of time, must have given a proper proof of rejection of Indian citizenship, along with the required documents.
    • If you already own a Renunciation Certificate or stamp, validating that your Indian citizenship is cancelled on acquiring the Foreign Citizenship", then you need not apply.
    • 2 printed copies of OCI Card Checklist, with boxes ticked against the required reports.
    • All records as selected in the checklist.
    • Embassy may other for more documents once your application is confirmed.