OCI Card in Lieu of PIO Card

OCI Card in lieu of PIO Card

PIO Card scheme has been withdrawn by Government of India, all the existing Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card holders registered as such under new PIO Card scheme 2002, shall be deemed to be Overseas Citizens of India Cardholders.


PIO card holders are to get their PIO card converted into OCI card at the earliest as per instructions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

01 January 2018, a fresh OCI application fees to be applied for conversion of PIO to OCI card applications.

These are the options for PIO Card related applications:

  • For valid PIO Card – Need to endorse new passport details in PIO Card
  • For expired or lost PIO Card – Need to apply for fresh OCI Card

In Australia, for Lost/Expired PIO Card the fee is:

390 ~ AU $ (* Includes service fee, courier fee, SMS fee etc)

(*Indian Government’s consular application Fees are subject to change and depend on service levels & country of your residence, please check with Consular Mitra’s consultant for the latest fees).

You don’t have to visit Indian Consulate office physically to submit your application.
You save lot of time and effort for a Consular Mitra’s minimal fee.

Consular Mitra’s Fee for OCI Card in lieu of PIO Card :

25* AU $

(* Subject to change based on country and conditions)

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