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Multiple entry life-long visa facility for OCI holders suspended 

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  • May 7, 2020
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Multiple entry life-long visa facility for OCI holders suspended 

 Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Citizenship 

 In News: 

  • The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has suspended the right of multiple entry life-long visa facility of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders for visiting India .  
  • The order will be valid till the prohibition on international air travel of passengers from/to India is lifted by the Government of India. 

Important value additions: 

Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) 

  • It is an immigration status permitting a foreign citizen of Indian origin to live and work in the Republic of India indefinitely.  
  • It was introduced by The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2005.  
  • It was launched during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention held in Hyderabad in 2005.  

 

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