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Extension of last date for getting OCI Card

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Extension of last date for getting OCI Card re issued to 30.06.2021

1. As per existing instructions the Overseas Citizen of India Cardholder registration is required to be got re-issued each time a new passport is issued up to the age of 20 years and once after completing 50 years of age in view of biological changes in the face of the OCI cardholder. With a view to avoid inconvenience to such OCI cardholders, it has been decided to grant extension of time till 30th June 2021 to get their OCI cards re-issued.

2. It has also been decided that, subject to MHA’s extant guidelines regarding entry of OCI cardholders in India, such OCl cardholders will be allowed to travel on the strength of their existing OCl cards bearing old passport. However, this will be subject to the condition that the OCI cardholder will have to travel along with old and new passports and the OCI card having the old passport number.

28th October 2020