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13th October 2020


Consulate General of India



Extension of timeline for handwritten travel documents (PIO cards) beyond 30.09.2020.

This is to inform that Bureau of Immigration (BoI), Government of India will accept handwritten travel documents (PIO Cards) as valid travel document till 31.12.2021 along with a valid foreign passport and all Indian Immigration Check Post(s) will continue to accept PIO cards valid for exit/entry into India till 31.12.2021.

2. This extension of the timeline is subject to the condition that if in the meantime any deadline is notified by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) thereby making PIO cards invalid, then PIO cardholders may have to obtain appropriate visa from the Consulate. It is requested that all PIO cardholders should apply for conversion of PIO card to OCI card at the earliest.



Public dealing hours for passports, OCI and other consular documents is Monday till Friday from 09:30 - 12:30 hours

For Passport, OCI and consular matters - please contact cons.munich@mea.gov.in giving applicant's personal details and Web File No.

Visa queries and applications should be submitted to International Visa Services (http://ivs-germany.com).   In case of any problem, visa section of the Consulate can be contacted through cons.munich@mea.gov.in.  Please furnish Web File No. while communicating.

Commercial Representative / Consul (E&C) Mr. N.Ramakrishnan may be contacted at <com.munich@mea.gov.in for commercial matters.

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