Overseas Citizens of India card.


Indian Consulate Dubai issues new rules on OCI cards


DUBAI – The Consulate General of India in Dubai has issued new rules for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) on the issuance of an OCI card.

The new rules came after India updated rules on the issuance of new foreign passports to OCI cardholders.

“There is no requirement of re-issuance of an OCI card each time a new passport is issued to a foreigner up to 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age,” according to the Indian Consulate in Dubai.

The OCI card will only need to be re-issued once when a new passport is issued to a card holder who has reached the age of 20.

Cardholders are required to “upload an online copy of the new passport and latest photo each time a new passport is issued” within three months of receiving the new passport.

Foreign spouses of an Indian citizen or OCI cardholder are also required to do the same, along with a “declaration on subsisting of marriage, a copy of the Indian passport of the Indian spouse/passport and OCI Card of the OCI cardholder spouse.”

The consulate said it is updating its OCI Miscellaneous Services portal to allow cardholders to submit applications for free. The systems update is expected to be finished by the end of May. ICA/Expat Media

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