Press Releases Revised instructions/guidelines on re-issuance of OCI cards due to renewal of passports & specified rights of the OCI cardholders

Revised instructions/guidelines on re-issuance of OCI cards due to renewal of passports & specified rights of the OCI cardholders

Date- 13 August, 2021


           To streamline some provisions of the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) scheme and ease travel of OCI card holders to India, the Govt. Of India has taken following steps recently.

  • Revised instructions/guidelines on re-issuance of OCI cards due to renewal of their passports.

The online OCI web portal has been suitably modified under “OCI Miscellaneous Services” to facilitate OCI cardholders to update details of new Passport (each time a new passport is issued up to 30 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age) and reissue of OCI card once a new passport is issued after completing 20 years of age. A detailed instruction in order to fill online application form and requirement may be accessed at https://ociservices.gov.in/welcome.

  • Specified rights of the OCI cardholders through Gazette Notification Dt. 04.03.21

OCI cardholders are required to obtain Special Permission form concerned authorities to undertake certain activities in India. In order to make it convenient to such OCI card holders, a separate sub-portal under the name “Apply for Special Permission (Only for OCI cardholders)” has been created in the online OCI web portal at https://ociservices.gov.in/welcome.

The link has detailed instructions as well as documents required to be submitted.

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