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FROM OCTOBER 2018, THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGNIZATION WILL ACCEPT ONLY MACHINE READABLE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.

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FROM OCTOBER 2018, THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGNIZATION WILL ACCEPT ONLY MACHINE READABLE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. THE EXISTING PIO CARDS WHICH ARE HAND WRITTEN WILL, THEREFORE, BECOME INVALID TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.

HENCE, ALL PIO CARDHOLDERS ARE DIRECTED TO OBTAIN MACHINE READABLE OCI CARDS IN LIEU OF EXISTING HAND WRITTEN PIO CARDS BEFORE OCTOBER, 2018 TO AVOID UNNECESSARY INCONVENIENCE.

IN ORDER TO GET PIO CARDS CONVERTED INTO MACHINE READABLE OCI CARDS ON GRATIS BASIS, IT IS ADVISABLE TO GET THESE CONVERTED BEFORE 31 OCTOBER, 2017


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