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OCI card holders won’t need old passports now for India travel


People of Indian-origin having the Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards are now not required to carry their old, expired passports for travel to India, as required earlier, according to a government notification that has been welcomed by members of the community. The Overseas Citizens of India or OCI card is issued to people of...

Consulate allays community concerns over OCI rules


New York: Indian Consulate officials have addressed concerns expressed and shared on various media platforms in the United States about  the recent changes to rules relating to Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card-holders. In a March 11 virtual meeting, Consul General in New York, Randhir Kumar Jaiswal, assured leaders of various community organizations that there were...

Changed OCI card rules raise some dust


By The SATimes Team New York: The gazette notification last week from the Indian Home Ministry making some changes to the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card, which extends a lifelong visa facility to Indians settled abroad, has raised some dust. While the ministry has said that the new guidelines are a consolidated list of earlier...

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OCI cardholders can fly home now


The Government of India has decided to also permit the following categories of Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders who are stranded abroad including in the US to travel back to India by Special Flights under the Vande Bharat mission. Minor children born to Indian nationals abroad and holding OCI cards. OCI cardholders who wish to come...

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India lifts ban on entry of OCI cardholders with riders


New Delhi: In a major relief to the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders stranded abroad, the Ministry of Home Affairs eased visa and travel restrictions imposed during coronavirus lockdown for certain categories. The move came after Indian-Americans holding OCI cards voiced frustration over the government's temporary hold on long-term visas. The MHA Spokesperson in a tweet said,...