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       PIO cards to OCI cards conversion extended till June 30, 2017
 
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The PIO (Persons of Indian origin) card was first implemented in 2002 as a benefit to foreign nationals who could establish at least a third generation tie to Indian origin.

The OCI (Overseas citizen of India) card was implemented in 2005 and carried more expansive benefits than the PIO card, and was valid for the holder's lifetime.

PIO card is being replaced by OCI card now. If anyone is holding PIO card they can convert it into OCI till 30th June 2017.  

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