Validity of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card has been made life-long.
1. High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur is pleased to inform that w.e.f. September 30, 2014, the validity of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card has been made life-long. In addition to other provisions of PIO card, it has also been decided that PIO card holders, if they stay in India for more than 180 days, will not have to report to Foreigners’ Registration Office in India.
2. The existing PIO card holders are requested to present their PIO cards to the High Commission so that these endorsements can be made on the card, free of charge. The endorsements can be done in due course since the PIO card, in any case, remains valid for life.
3. Please also note that these endorsements can also be made at Indian Immigration Check Posts as well as Foreigners’ Registration Office in India.
November 11, 2014.