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GoI OCI Guidelines
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Revised OCI Guidelines effective since 16th April 2021

1 (i) Mandatory requirement of re-issuance of an OCI card each time a new passport is issued to a foreigner upto 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age is DISPENSED with. OCI cardholders are required to get the OCI card re-issued only ONCE when a new passport is issued after completing 20 years of age.

(ii) OCI cardholder is required to UPLOAD ONLINE a copy of the new passport and the latest photograph EACH TIME a new passport is issued upto 20 years of age and ONCE after completing 50 years of age. The uploading of these documents needs to be done WITHIN THREE MONTHS of acquiring the new passport. The service will be provided on Gratis basis.

(iii) Foreign Spouse of an Indian Citizen or spouse of foreign origin of an OCI cardholder is required to UPLOAD ONLINE a copy of the new passport and the latest photograph EACH TIME a new passport is issued along with a declaration on subsisting of marriage, copy of the Indian passport of the Indian spouse/passport & OCI card of the OCI cardholder spouse. 

2. Government of India has decided to grant temporary relaxation till 31st December 2021 in the above mentioned cases.
3. OCI cardholders are therefore advised to take steps to comply with the OCI guidelines mentioned above and renew their OCI cards as required by the rules.

 
 
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