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PIO Cards
Government of India has phased out PIO cards. Bureau of Immigration, Government of India will accept PIO cards as valid documents only till 31st, March, 2019. Therefore it will be necessary upon PIO cardholders to obtain machine readable OCI cards in lieu of existing hand written PIO cards as soon as possible to avoid any inconvenience. Further, any changes in ICAO rules pertaining to handwritten travel documents may make PIO cards invalid for travel even before 31st March, 2019.
For further clarification, you may wish to write to oci.ottawa@mea.gov.in