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Clarification on the requirement of obtaining a new OCI card when the OCI cardholder acquires a new passport.

Posted on: December 11, 2020 | Back | Print

  • OCI card needs 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.
  • Re-issuance of OCI card is not required each time a passport is issued to a cardholder between 21 and 50 years of age. There is no mandatory requirement of carrying the old passport but may be advisable to carry as part of abundant precaution.
  • For detailed guidelines, please visit www.ociservices.gov.in