MHA permits certain categories of OCI cardholders to visit India

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The Ministry of Home Affairs vide its Notification dated on 22nd May 2020 has permitted certain categories of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders who are stranded abroad to come to India by relaxation of the travel restrictions imposed by the government.

According to the notification, those allowed to travel to India include OCI cardholders who wish to come to the country on account of family emergencies, Minor children born to Indian nationals abroad and holding OCI cards, couples where one spouse is an OCI cardholder and the other an Indian national and they have a permanent residence in India, and university students who are OCI cardholders (not legally minors) whose parents are Indian citizens living in India.

Therefore, the travel restrictions imposed on these categories of OCI cardholders will not apply anymore.

Click here to read the Notification.

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