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Re-issuance of Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Card – Extension of deadline beyond 30th June 2020

Posted on : 26-05-2020 | Back | Print

Embassy of India 

Athens 

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Re-issuance of Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Card – Extension of deadline beyond 30th June 2020

As per the existing instructions of the Government of India, 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 applicant. In view of the current situation and with a view to avoid inconvenience to such OCI cardholders, it has been decided by the Competent Government authority to grant extension of time till 31st December 2020 to get their OCI cards re-issued.

As and when prohibition on international air travel is lifted by the Central Government and the status of OCI card as a lifelong visa for travel to/from India is restored, such OCI cardholders can travel to India 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 both old and new passports and the OCI card having the old passport number.

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