Travellers holding OCI cards are required to carry their OCI card and foreign passport for travel to India.
As such they are allowed to travel to India with their new passport along with old passports/cancelled passports.
Entry is NOT allowed, if travellers are not carrying OCI card along with their foreign passport.6 days ago
Do you need to transfer OCI to new passport?
To transfer your OCI card to a new passport, you will need to submit some documents, such as: A copy of the OCI U Visa that is stamped on your passport. A copy of the OCI Registration Certificate (the OCI booklet)
Does OCI expire with passport?
As per the requirement under this new policy, every time an existing OCI card holder renews their US passport before the age of 21 years and once after the age of 49 years their OCI card/visa (despite having lifetime validity endorsement) becomes invalid.
What are the new rules for OCI card holders?
As per guidelines in force since 2005, the OCI card needs to be re-issued each time a new passport is acquired by the cardholder up to the age of 20 years and the card is required to be re-issued once on acquiring a new passport after completing 50 years of age.
How do I transfer OCI to new passport?
Steps to Transfer OCI to New Passport
- Log in to the Government of India’s OCI Services website.
- Click on “OCI Miscellaneous Services” on the left and then click on “Proceed.”
- Enter the captcha given on the screen correctly to continue.
What happens if OCI is not renewed?
Travelers to India Being Turned Away If OCI Not RenewedNot having matching passport numbers on the OCI card and passports can be cause for refusal to board international flights or even to return mid-flight without being allowed to enter India.
What are the disadvantages of OCI card?
OCI disadvantages for US citizensWhat concerns such American citizens of Indian origin is that: 1. They may have problems, if their line of work requires them to have security clearance for accessing government information. 2. They may be passed over when it comes to promotions, because of their OCI status.
How do I renew my OCI card?
When Do OCI Cards Need to Be Renewed?
- New Passports Issued up to Age 20.
- New Passport Upon Turning 50.
- In Cases of New Documents.
- Step 1 – Visit the OCI Website.
- Step 2 – Review Before Applying.
- Step 3 – Get a Web Reference Number.
- Step 4 – Start Your Application.
- Step 5 – Upload Photo, Scanned Signature, and Documents.
Is OCI valid for lifetime?
Importatnt Note: Even though that they say OCI is valid lifelong, for anyone under 21 years of age and over 50 years of age, you will have to apply for new OCI all over again every time you get a new passport if you are under 21 years and once if you are over 50 years of age.
Can OCI get Aadhar?
Yes, OCI card holders can get an Aadhaar card if they have resided in India for a period of 182 days or more in one year immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment. Yes, according to the Aadhaar Act, 2016, every resident can apply for an Aadhaar number.
How long can I stay in India with OCI?
OCI card holder is entitled to life-long visa free travel to India while in the case of PIO card holders it is for 15 years only.