India: Deadline for OCI in lieu of PIO card applications extended until June 30, 2016

Following the announcement for Person of India Origin card holders to submit Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) in lieu of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card applications by March 31, 2016, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has now extended the application deadline to June 30, 2016.

What This Means for Foreign Nationals

Given this extension, Fragomen strongly recommends that all PIO card holders apply for the OCI in lieu of PIO category, as it is anticipated that the switch will be made mandatory.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK