IMPORTANT NOTE: Indian Embassy/Consulates, CKGS Visa Application Centers and Contact Center will remain closed on Monday, April 30, 2018 on account of Buddha Purnima.

Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Card

OCI in Lieu of PIO
All PIO cards are valid until September 30, 2018. AFTER September 30, 2018, PIO card will be considered as an invalid travel document. Therefore, all applicants, who have not yet converted their PIO cards to OCI card, are requested to apply for OCI in lieu of PIO before September 30, 2018.

Foreign nationals can travel with valid travel document i.e. Passport and PIO Card if the date of their journey commenced ON or BEFORE September 30, 2018.


If you wish to apply for OCI card in Lieu of PIO card, you may visit the following links:

How To Apply https://www.in.ckgs.us/oci/how-to-apply
OCI Application – Get Started https://www.in.ckgs.us/oci/
Frequently Asked Questions https://www.in.ckgs.us/faq


FEE Schedule : (The fees shown is in USD)

Service Category US Passport Holder Non-US Passport Holder
OCI in Lieu of PIO card
Service Type  FEE
Consular Fee 100
ICWF Fee 3
CKGS Service Fee 17
Service Type  FEE
Consular Fee 100
ICWF Fee 3
CKGS Service Fee 17
OCI in Lieu of PIO card
(Lost / Damaged PIO card)
Service Type  FEE
Consular Fee 200
ICWF Fee 3
CKGS Service Fee 17
Service Type  FEE
Consular Fee 200
ICWF Fee 3
CKGS Service Fee 17
OCI in Lieu of PIO card [Applied
from another Jurisdiction
other than the jurisdiction
of residence]

Service Type  FEE
Consular Fee 100
ICWF Fee 3
CKGS Service Fee 17
Service Type  FEE
Consular Fee 100
ICWF Fee 3
CKGS Service Fee 17

Please visit the OCI section on our website http://www.in.ckgs.us/oci for more info.