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Re-issuance of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card

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Re-issuance of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card

In order to streamline the process of issue of OCI card, the Government of India has decided the following :

  1. The existing requirement to reissue an OCI Card each time a new passport is issued to a foreigner till 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age has been dispensed with.

  1. OCI Cardholders are now required to get the OCI card reissued only once when a new passport is issued after completing 20 years of age.

  1. OCI Cardholders may upload a copy of the new passport and a latest photo on the online system each time a new passport is issued up to 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age.

  1. Foreign spouse of an Indian citizen or spouse of foreign origin of an OCI Card holder is required to upload a copy of the new passport, latest photo, a declaration regarding subsisting of marriage, and a copy of the Indian passport of the Indian spouse or OCI Card & passport of the OCI Cardholder on the online system, each time a new passport is issued. These documents may be uploaded by the OCI Card holder foreign spouse within three(3) months of receipt of his/her new passport.

  1. Timeline for re-issuance of OCI Card for OCI get their OCI Card re-issued has been extended till

Cardholders who may be required to 31 December 2021.

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Brunei Darussalam, 21 April, 2021

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