Indigenous people and scattered Indians with (OCI) citizens are now no longer required to carry their expired old passports to India.
“The need to carry old and new passports, as well as the OCI card, is over,” the Indian ambassador said on on Monday.
Referring to a statement issued by the Center, addressing another major Indian concern overseas.
“ an OCI card holder who has a valid OCI card with an old passport number does not have to carry an old passport.
However, carrying a new (current) passport is mandatory, ”said the ambassador.
According to the petition, the Indian government has decided to continue the extension until December 31, 2021, so that OCI cards can be issued for those under the age of 20 and over 50.
According to the current OCI guidelines that have been in place since 2005, the OCI card is required to be re-issued each time a new passport is issued by the cardholder until the age of 20 or after the age of 50.
The Indian government has suspended a second provision since last year due to coronavirus infection.
The timeline has been extended several times so far.
this is the first time that guidelines have been reduced to handling old passports and new passports Indians.