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Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card

As per existing instructions, 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 of age and once after completing 50 years of age) in view of biological changes in the face of the applicant. 

2. With a view to avoid inconvenience to such OCI cardholders, it has been decided, with the approval of the competent authority, to grant extension of time till 30thJune 2021 for getting re-issuance of the card.

3. However, this will be subject to the condition that the OCI cardholder will have to travel along with old and new passports and the OCI card having the old passport number.           

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