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India urged to extend renewal date of OCI card till Dec 31

In view of the inconvenience faced by the diaspora having OCI card in the US, an eminent Indian-American social activist has urged the Government of India to extend the date of its renewal till December 31. The Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card, among other benefits, allows multiple entry, multi-purpose life long visa to an Indian-origin foreign national to visit India. In December, the Ministry of Home Affairs Foreigners Division issued an office memorandum directing the relevant government agencies and airlines that Overseas Citizen Of India (OCI) card holders not between 20 and 50 years of age and who have renewed their passport can travel to India as long as they also have in their possession their old cancelled passport. They were given time till June 30 to renew their OCI card. But now, based on the feedback that he has been receiving from Indian-Americans and the diaspora community, Indian-American Prem Bhandari said that June 30 is not enough as it needs a massive ...


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