CM hails MEA’s circular about OCI


Panaji: Chief minister Pramod Sawant has stated that the recent circular by Union ministry of external affairs clarifying that Revocation Certificate will be a valid document in lieu of surrender certificate for obtaining Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card is a “great news for the people of Goa.”

The Ministry of External Affairs in a office memorandum issued on April 4, 2024 has said that “MHA has now decided to accept Revocation Certificate as an alternative documents in lie of surrender certificate in case of Indian nationals hailing from erstwhile Portuguese territories of India (Goa, Daman and Diu) who have acquired Portuguese nationality as per Portuguese Nationality Law and wh have been issued “Revocation order” by the Regional Passport officers instead of surrender certificate.

Sawant on Sunday wrote on his X handle “Great news for people of Goa. MEA has issued clarification that Revocation Certificate will also be a valid document in lieu of Surrender Certificate for obtaining OCI Card. I thank the Union Govt led by PM @narendramodi ji, Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji, Minister of External Affairs @DrSJaishankar ji & MEA MoS Smt @M_Lekhi for accepting the request of the State Government that would provide huge relief to thousands of Goan & their families.”


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