How do I convert my pio to oci

Question: How do I convert my pio to oci?


Raju Kanumuri: OCI conversion scheme was introduced in 2005 by the Government of India in the light of growing demands by the Non-Resident Indians for the approval of dual citizenship status, The PIO card holders were supposed to apply for OCI cards and PIO to OCI conversion mandatory should be done by December 31, 2017. The PIO Card holders applying for an OCI card need not face huge hassles as compared to those who are applying for a fresh OCI card. The individuals applying for online PIO to OCI Conversion Process need to take care of the following points:

* The individuals need to visit the website of the Passport Issuing department of Government of India (the link they require to follow is)
* This link would lead the individual to a section where the individual can fill up an online OCI registration form in lieu of the existing PIO Card they hold. The requisite information in relation to the registration form and the details which need to be filled in the form is clearly mentioned in an easy to understand manner. This further makes the applying of PIO to OCI conversion mandatory and the process lieu of the PIO Card easy.
* Once the form is filled in by the individuals, the same along with requisite supporting documents need to be submitted online at the same portal.
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