Applicants are required to reapply for OCI Re-issue when they get a new passport per the below guidelines.
- For an applicant who is 20 years of age or younger, OCI documents must be re-issued each time a new passport is issued.
- For an applicant who is 50 years of age or older, OCI documents must be re-issued once after the issuance of a new passport. If the OCI card is issued for the first time after the age of 50 years, then there is no need for re-issuance of OCI.
- For an applicant who is 21 to 49 years of age, there is no need to re-issue OCI documents each time a new passport is issued. However, if the applicant desires, he/she can request that the OCI documents be re-issued so that the OCI documents reflect the correct passport number.