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Foreigner Married To Indian NOW Eligible For Overseas Citizen of India

The Overseas Citizen of India card permits its holders multiple entry, multi-purpose and life-long visa for visiting the country.

Foreigner Married To Indian NOW Eligible For Overseas Citizen of India Card
Foreigner Married To Indian NOW Eligible For Overseas Citizen of India Card

The Indian Home Ministry has recently confirmed that a foreign-origin spouse of any Indian national or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder is now eligible for obtaining the Overseas Citizen of India card.

The Overseas Citizen of India card permits its holders multiple entry, multi-purpose and life-long visa for visiting the country.

The Home Ministry of India has also simplified the renunciation process of Indian citizenship.

The OCI is an immigration status allowing a foreign citizen of Indian origin to live and work in the Republic of India indefinitely.

The OCI was introduced in response to demands for dual citizenship by the Indian diaspora, principally in developed countries.

It was introduced by The Citizenship Act, 2005 and launched during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention held in Hyderabad in 2006.