The Indian government has extended the deadline for those needing to obtain reissued Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards.

Key Points:

  • OCI cardholders who have turned 20 years old and have received a new passport must have their OCI card reissued.
  • Individuals holding OCI cards now have until Dec. 31, 2022, to obtain reissued OCI cards.
  • OCI cardholders are required to upload a copy of their new passport and a new photo each time a new passport is issued on this website until they are 20 years old, once after they turn 20 years old and once after they turn 50 years old.
  • Foreign spouses who have an OCI card on the basis of being married to an Indian citizen or OCI cardholder must upload a copy of the new passport and new photo each time a new passport is issued on this website along with a marriage declaration, copy of the Indian passport and OCI card of the spouse.
  • OCI cardholders no longer have to carry old passports and their OCI card to enter India.

Additional Information: Officials said they were extending the deadline so that people would not be inconvenienced amid the ongoing COIVD-19 pandemic. More information regarding OCI services are available here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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