Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) renewal date extended till 30th June 2021 by India government
By A Staff Reporter LONDON October 21: The Government of India has decided to grant further extension in time till June 30, 2021 to get the OCI cards re-issued in accordance with below guidelines. • OCI card is required to be re-issued each time a new passport is acquired by the cardholder up to the age of 20 years. • OCI card is required to be re-issued once on acquiring a new passport after completing 50 years of age. It is, however, advised that OCI cardholders renew their OCI cards as per the above mentioned guidelines. Re-issuance of OCI is mandatory every time passport is renewed up to the age of 20 years, and again after attaining the age of 50 years in view of frequent biological change in facial features in these age group. The following OCI guidelines have been in force since 2005: OCI card needs to be re-issued each time a new passport is acquired by the cardholder up to the age of 20 years. OCI card is required to be re-issued once on acquiring a new passport after completing 50 years of age. Re-issuance of OCI card is not required each time a passport is issued to a cardholder between 21 and 50 years of age. In case an OCI card holder below the age of 20 years has not got the OCI card re-issued on change of passport, he/she may travel on the strength of his/her existing OCI card bearing old passport number subject to the condition that along with the new passport, the OCI cardholder carries old passport mentioned in the OCI card. In case an OCI card holder who has attained the age of 50 years and has got his/her passport renewed subsequently but has not got his/her OCI card re- issued on renewal of his/her passport, he/she may travel on the strength of the existing OCI card along with the old and new passports.