Q.1059   OCI Booklet a MUST for OCI holders traveling to India

Question:  Hi I am not sure how this problem can be fixed regarding my OCI 1. My current passport has an OCI stamp on it with a OCI No. and U number on it,  dated 31/10/2013 2. The OCI booklet is now misplace at home 3. I traveled to India few months ago, and i was asked for a        booklet, in spite of valid OCI VISA  on my passport. 4. Is it mandatory to keep a OCI Booklet when I travel, and how can i get it, Do I have to pay a fee for that as I already have a visa stamped on my current passport Please advise Sudha Bhalla Answer:   The previous procedure of pasting OCI ‘U’ Visa was dispensed by the Government of India* in 2015. OCI holders to enter India now need not produce their foreign passport containing the ‘U’ visa. The requirement now is that they MUST show the OCI card [booklet] as proof of their OCI status and a valid foreign passport. Yes! it is mandatory now for OCI holders to carry their OCI registration booklet when they travel to India. Information on replacing lost OCI card is provided in an article titled: How to Replace lost OCI Card’ to view the article use the link provided: http://nriinformation.com/oci_replace.html * The Government of India vide Notice No. 26011/06/2015 – OCI dated 29th January, 2015
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Q.1059   OCI Booklet a MUST for

OCI holders traveling to India

Question:  Hi I am not sure how this problem can be fixed regarding my OCI 1. My current passport has an OCI stamp on it with a OCI No. and U number on it,  dated 31/10/2013 2. The OCI booklet is now misplace at home 3. I traveled to India few months ago, and i was asked for a        booklet, in spite of valid OCI VISA  on my passport. 4. Is it mandatory to keep a OCI Booklet when I travel, and how can i get it, Do I have to pay a fee for that as I already have a visa stamped on my current passport Please advise Sudha Bhalla Answer:   The previous procedure of pasting OCI ‘U’ Visa was dispensed by the Government of India* in 2015. OCI holders to enter India now need not produce their foreign passport containing the ‘U’ visa. The requirement now is that they MUST show the OCI card [booklet] as proof of their OCI status and a valid foreign passport. Yes! it is mandatory now for OCI holders to carry their OCI registration booklet when they travel to India. Information on replacing lost OCI card is provided in an article titled: ‘How to Replace lost OCI Card’ to view the article use the link provided: http://nriinformation.com/oci_replace.html * The Government of India vide Notice No. 26011/06/2015 – OCI dated 29th January, 2015
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