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Press Release on Extension of last date for getting OCI Card re-issued

Posted on: April 01, 2021 | Back | Print

1.     As per the existing instructions, the OCI Cardholder registration is required to be re-issued each time a new passport is issued up to the age of 20 years and once after completing age of 50 years. To avoid inconvenience to OCI cardholders, it has been decided to extend the timeline till 31 December, 2021 to all eligible foreigners to get their OCI re-issued.

2.     Further regarding entry of OCI Cardholders to India, the requirement of carrying old and new passports along with the OCI card has been done away. Henceforth, the OCI cardholders travelling on the strength of their existing OCI card bearing old passport number are not required to carry their old passport. However, carrying the new passport is mandatory.