India: Deadline for Expired OCI Cards Extended

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • Deadline for expired OCI cards extended until 31 Dec. 2022  


The Embassy of India has extended the timeline for re-issuance of Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cards to 31 Dec. 2022. This will lengthen the validity of currently expired cards until 31 Dec. 2022 and will allow additional time for individuals to renew expired cards. Individuals will need to carry their most recent passport and OCI card when traveling.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of India has extended the deadline for renewing expired or expiring OCI cards until 31 Dec. 2022. Individuals are normally required to request re-issuance of an OCI card each time they receive a new passport or if they have reached the age of 20. For more information on the application process, click here.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of India’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information on India.   

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.