About Us Message for OCI cardholders

Message for OCI cardholders

1. With a view to streamline some provisions of the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) scheme and ease travel of OCI cardholders to India, the GoI has taken following steps recently:

(i) revised instructions/guidelines on re-issuance of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards due to renewal of their pasports; and

(ii) specified rights of the OCI cardholders through Gazette Notification dt 04.03.2021.

2. The Online OCI web portal has been suitably modified under “OCI Miscellaneous Services” to facilitate OCI cardholders to update details of new Passport (each time a new passport is issued up to 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age) and reissue of OCI card once a new passport is issued after completing 20 years of age. A detailed instruction in order to fill Online Application form and requirement may be accessed at https://ociservices.gov.in/welcome.

3. Likewise, as per Gazette Notification dt 04.03.2021 on rights and privileges, OCI cardholders are required to obtain Special Permission from concerned authorities to undertake certain activities in India. In order to make it convenient to such OCI cardholders, a separate sub-portal under the name “Apply for Special Permission (Only for OCI cardholders)” has been created in the Online OCI web portal at https://ociservices.gov.in/welcome

The link has detailed instructions as well as documents required to be submitted. The link would facilitate such OCI cardholders to apply for Special Permission.