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PIO Cardholders residing in Brunei Darussalam

Posted on: January 04, 2024 | Back | Print

High Commission of India

Brunei Darussalam


Important Notice for PIO Cardholders residing in Bruei Darussalam

Extension of timeline for handwritten travel documents (PIO Cards) till 31.12.2024

MHA vide their OM No. 26011/MISC/71/2018-OCI dated 30.12.2023 has conveyed that PIO cards will continue to be accepted as a valid travel document till 31.12.2024 along with valid foreign passport. 

2. Indian Immigration Check Post (s) will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till 31.12.2024. This extension of timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) thereby making hand written PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from Indian Missions/Posts.

3. In this regard, all PIO cardholders with valid PIO cards as on 09.01.2015 to apply for conversion of PIO card to OCI card as per the guidelines circulated earlier.