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Update on COVID-19 - Order (as on 5 May)

Posted on: May 06, 2020 | Back | Print


Dated 05/05/2020

In continuation of this Ministry's Orders 'of even no. dated 13.03.2020 and 16.04.2020, the Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Foreigners Act, 1946 (31 of 1946), being of the opinion that it is necessary and expedient in public interest to do so, hereby specifies that the right of multiple entry life long visa facility for visiting India for any purpose granted to persons registered as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders under section 7 A of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955) in terms of the Notification S.O. 542(E) dated 11th April, 2005 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs shall continue to be kept in abeyance till the prohibition on international air travel of passengers from/to India is lifted by the Government of India.

2. Any foreign national holding an OCI card who intends to travel to India for compelling reasons during this period may contact the nearest Indian Mission.

3. In case of persons holding OCI card who are already in India, the OCI card shall remain valid for their stay in India for any length of time.