Advisory on Validity of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card Press Releases and Announcements

Advisory on Validity of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card

 

Advisory on Validity of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card

 

We have been informed of difficulties faced by OCI cardholders who are not being allowed to board flights as passport number on their OCI cards and the passport number on current passport held by them are different. OCI cardholders may please ensure following criteria of validity of their OCI cards before planning their visit to India:

1. OCI card needs to be re-issued each time a new passport is acquired by the cardholder up to the age of 20 years.

2. OCI card is required to be re-issued mandatorily only once after completing 50 years of age irrespective of the fact whether the cardholder has obtained a new passport or not.

3. Re-issuance of OCI card is not required each time a passport is issued to a cardholder between 21 and 50 years of age.

4. Applicants may also refer to the website of MHA (www.ociservices.gov.in) for any other clarification on the matter:

 

Kuala Lumpur

November 26, 2019