About Us IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OCI/PIO CARD HOLDERS

MHA vide their circular No. 26011/06 dated January 29, 2015 OCI (Vol.III) dated September 22, 2017 mentioned that from October, 2018, ICAO will accept only machine readable travel documents, hence, existing PIO Cards, which are handwritten will therefore, become invalid. Thus, it will be necessary upon PIO Cardholders to obtain machine readable OCI Cards in lieu of existing hand written PIO Cards. Competent Authority has granted extension of time for re-issuance of OCI cards till 30.6.2021.


 2. OCI Cardholder registration is required to be reissued each time a new passport is issued up to the age of 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age in view of biological changes in the face of the applicant.


 3. It has also been decided that, subject to MHA's extant guidelines regarding entry of OCI cardholders in India, such cardholders will be allowed to travel on the strength of their existing OCI cards bearing old passport number, subject to the condition that the OCI cardholder will have to travel along with both old and new passports.


4. "OCI Card holders are required to carry both old and new passports in case the OCI cardholder is travelling on the strength of OCI card bearing old passport number in it."


Fees for OCI Services

 

S. N.

SERVICE(S)

SERVICE REQUIRED

FEE (NRS.)

 1

New OCI registration

Fresh Application

32590

OCI registration

In Lieu of valid PIO card

12080

OCI registration

In lieu of lost PIO card

12080

 4

Re-issuance of OCI card

In case of issuance of new passport

3290

 5

Re-issuance of OCI card

In case of change of personal particulars

3290

 6

Issuance of duplicate OCI Booklet

In case of mutilated/damaged  OCI card

12080

 7

Issuance of duplicate OCI booklet

In case of loss of OCI Card

12080