charliep40 wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:25 am
jojo001 wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:13 pm
In fact they have even removed the requirement about OCI renewals when passport is renewed
All it says now
Passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card younger than 21 years must have both passports when the passport number in the OCI card does not match the one in the valid passport.
Passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card 50 years or older must have both passports when the passport number in the OCI card does not match the one in the valid passport.
Till a week or so above it said
Passengers who are 20 years and younger must apply for a new OCI card every time they get a new passport.
Passengers who are 21 and younger than 50 years are not required to apply for a new OCI card when they get a new passport. They can present the OCI card with a valid passport.
Passengers older than 50 years must apply for a new OCI on the first renewal of the passport after 50 years. If the OCI card is issued for the first time after the passenger is older than 50 years, there is no need to issue a new OCI every time a new passport is issued.
So they have removed all the ambiguity about OCI renewals
Nice but in case for people over 50 yrs hopefully the airlines after 30 June 2020 read the guidelines properly and able to see all the dates on the passport when it was renewed comparing to the birth date that at least the person has renewed once after he was 50 but still it would be a pain to renew again since the procedure is same as a fresh OCI never mind the fees are negligible but for people leaving a distance away from nearest outsourced centers is a hassle. It kind of defeats the LIFELONG "U" visa sticker in the old passport. So lets what new developments come.
Also where did you see all the ambiguity removed about renewals don't we still have to do once the passport is renewed after 50 ?
What I meant is that they have removed the timeframe for OCI renewals (under 20 and over 50) from the Timatic database even though the official notification has given a 6 month grace period.
The OCI rules have always only required you to renew OCI after you renew
foreign passport after 50.
I have never seen a case of anyone having any issues with travel if they carried both passports and if their foreign passport was renewed before 50.
A family member used to be a check in agent for a long time and is very clear about this