fbpx
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Relaxation on the re-issuance of OCI card

Reading Time: 2 minutes
Overseas Citizen of India

Some Relaxation on the re-issuance of OCI card

The holders of the Overseas Citizens of India or OCI cards, who are either below 20 years or above 50 years of age and have renewed their passports, can continue their travel to India till June 30, subject to them carrying both the old and new passports along with OCI card, according to an official notification issued on Tuesday.

The Indian-Americans supported this move after a large number of OCI cardholders in the last few months complained that they were being subject to harassment by both the immigration authorities and airline officials in implementing a little-known provision of the OCI, which were not being enforced so far.

- Advertisement -

The Indian-Americans have complained that they were not aware that every time an OCI cardholder below the age of 20 and above the age of 50 years renew their passport they have to apply for renewable of OCI card too.

“No one knows about this provision. We were being told that OCI card is for life. This created massive inconvenience to many OCI cardholders in particular those with children and senior citizens.

Guidelines for the OCI card holders:

  1. The OCI card has to be re issued each time a new passport is acquired by the cardholder up to the age of 20.
  2. The OCI card has to be re issued once a new passport is acquired by the cardholder after completing 50 years of age.
  3. Re issuance of OCI card is not required each time the passport id re issued to the card holder between 21 and 50 yrs of age.
  4. Till 30th June 2020, Indian government has given relaxation to all the OCI card holder to travel on the strength of his/her existing OCI card bearing old passport no. subject to the condition that with the new passport.

The notification asserted that the instructions regarding re-issuance of OCI card on renewal of passport or on attaining the specified age is a requirement expected to be timely complied by OCI cardholders

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

0
  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

0
  To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

0
  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic death...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Shafali Verma

WATCH: Shafali Verma on joining the Sydney Sixers (WBBL)

0
  Indian teen cricketing sensation Shafali Verma spoke to media today about her burgeoning career and her dreams of a Weber WBBL|07 title with the...
bottled up

Bottled Up: creating conversations around men’s mental health

0
  When was the last time you took stock of your emotional wellbeing? When was the last time you checked in with yourself? These are...
Sydney's Gopal Garg has partnered up with Indian organisations Deepalaya and Nanhi Kali. Image: supplied

Business for good: Sydney’s Gopal Garg on helping teachers in rural...

0
  For Sydney entrepreneur Gopal Garg, education, charity, and business have all come together in a recent project that is seeing many thousands of lives...
Here Out West Sydney Film Festival 2021

Indian links at Sydney Film Festival 2021

0
  It’s been a while since we have had such an interesting bunch of Indian films at the Sydney Film Festival. India’s only all-female newspaper. A...
phone line

NSW’s first multilingual mental health phone line

0
  The NSW Government has announced a $130 million investment over four years towards sporting clubs and multicultural communities, to support mental health needs from...