People of Indian origin and Indian diaspora who have an overseas citizen of India (OCI) card are now not required to carry their old, expired passports for travel to India, as required earlier, according to a statement.

OCI card holders will need special permission for Tabligh, journalistic activities: Indian government

OCI card holders will also need to take permission for research, internship or employment in any foreign diplomatic missions or foreign government organisations in India.

Indian government relaxes visa rules, OCI and PIO card holders can visit India except for tourism

Under this graded relaxation of visa rules, the Indian government has also decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas (except electronic visa, Tourist Visa and Medical Visa).

Indian Home Ministry allows OCI cardholders from air bubble nations to travel to India

The Indian Home Ministry has given permission for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders from countries with which air bubble arrangements have been finalised by the Civil Aviation Ministry to enter India.

Indian government to soon take decision on lifting OCI cardholders’ travel ban

Indian government indicated that it would soon take an appropriate decision on the issue even as consulates in the USA assured Indian-Americans that OCI cardholders would be allowed to travel to India for ‘compelling reasons’ despite the ban being in effect.

Indian government bars travel of all OCI card holders, suspends all visas

Indian government also announced the suspension of all existing visas granted to foreign nationals, barring a few categories, till international air travel to and from India remains suspended.

Indian-American activist calls for extension of OCI card renewal deadline

Following a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs about the deadline for renewal of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards, an eminent Indian-American social activist Prem Bhandari is among those who have urged the MHA to extend the renewal deadline till December 31, 2020.

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