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Permitted categories for travel to India


A. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Cardholders

  • All OCI/PIO card holders are permitted to travel to India irrespective of their nationalities.

  • OCI Cards to be renewed only once in life after the attaining the age of 20 years and getting a new passport.

  • Renewal of OCI card for those who obtained OCI after 20 years of age is not required. They have to only upload details of their new Passport on the OCI portal once at the age of 50.

  • For Minors who are below 20 years of age, they have upload details of their passport every time they get a new passport.

  • It may be mentioned that the Government of India has also allowed extension till 31 December, 2021 for re-issuance of OCI Card. Further, there is no need to carry the old passport on which the OCI was issued.

B. Visa

  • The Government of India has restored visas, which had been suspended earlier, except Tourist Visas (e-Tourist and regular Tourist Visa) issued before 6 October 2021 and e-Visas of all other types issued before 30 March, 2021.

  • Tourist visas (electronic and regular) are also being issued. Single Entry tourist will be granted with a validity for 120 days and a maximum stay permitted of 30 days within this 120 day period.

  • Applicants are also advised that the Embassy does not process e-visas and any enquiries in this regard will need to be made directly on the e-visa portal.

  • All other visas, such as Regular Business/e-Business visa/ Regular Conference Visa/e-Conference Visa/Regular Medical/e-Medical Visa have been restored, if they are valid.

  • Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan are permitted to travel to India from any country (including any third country).

  • Tibetan migrants who have residence in India and holding Certificate of Identity issued by the Ministry of External Affairs and Return Visa to enter India, are permitted to travel to India. In case the visa has expired, an application for fresh visa may be made with the Embassy/concerned Consulate.

For any queries, the applicants may contact the Consulate through our Dashboard PRAMIT at www.indiainnewyork.gov.in