Mandatory requirement of re-issuance of an OCI card
(i) Mandatory requirement of re-issuance of an OCI card each time a new passport is issued to a foreigner upto 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age is dispensed with.
(ii) OCI cardholder is required to get the OCI card re-issued only once when a new passport is issued after completing 20 years of age. To avoid inconvenience in view of Covid-19 pandemic such OCI cardholders will be allowed to travel on the strength of their existing OCI card bearing old passport number until 31 December 2022 subject to the condition that the OCI cardholder will have to travel alongwith new passport.
(iii) OCI cardholder is required to upload ONLINE a copy of the new passport and a latest photo each time a new passport is issued upto 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age. The uploading of these documents may be done within three months of receipt of the new passport. The service will be provided on Gratis basis.
(iv) Foreign Spouse of an Indian Citizen or spouse of foreign origin of an OCI cardholder are required to upload a copy of the new passport and also a latest photo ONLINE each time a new passport is issued along with a declaration on subsisting of marriage, copy of the Indian passport of the Indian spouse/passport & OCI card of the OCI cardholder spouse.