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  • Deadline for expired OCI cards extended until December 31, 2022


The Embassy of India has extended the timeline for re-issuing Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cards to December 31, 2022. This will lengthen the validity of expired cards until December 31, 2022, and allow additional time for individuals to renew expired cards. Individuals will need to carry their most recent passport and OCI card when traveling.

What are the Changes?

The government of India has extended the deadline for renewing expired or expiring OCI cards until December 31, 2022. Individuals are typically required to request the re-issuance of an OCI card each time they receive a new passport or have reached the age of 20. For more information on the application process, click here.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of India’s website for the latest updates and information on India.

Source: Overseas Citizens of India, Online OCI Service

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