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India has done away with a rule that often required Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cardholders to travel with both new and old passports, according to a statement from the Indian Embassy in Washington and the High Commission of India in London.
Background: OCI cards allow foreign nationals of Indian origin to travel to, work and reside in India indefinitely.
Analysis & Comments: The changes will make procedures for traveling to India easier for OCI cardholders. Because the change was only recently implemented, however, it is possible that some customs officials will still ask to see the old passport with the number that matches the number on the OCI card. For this reason, OCI cardholders may wish to travel with their old and new passports, at least for the time being. More information is available here.
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