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Instructions about re-issuance of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card

Instructions about re-issuance of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card

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Sub: Instructions about re-issuance of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card – regarding.

On the captioned subject, the following decision of the Government of India may kindly be noted:

i) An OCI Cardholder shall have to get the OCI Card re-issued once a new passport is issued after completing 20 years of age. In order to avoid inconvenience to OCI Cardholders on account of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India has decided to further grant extension of time till 31.12.2022 to get OCI Cards re-issued.

ii) Such OCI Cardholders will be allowed to travel on the strength of their existing OCI cards bearing old passport number subject to the condition that the OCI Cardholder will have to travel along with new passport.

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