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Dear Sir/Madam,

        It has been brought to our notice that wrong country code of SWZ instead of CHE on the  OCI Cards issued by this Embassy to Swiss citizens has erroneously been printed on the OCI Cards.  In this context, the Embassy has issued a circular, which has been uploaded on Embassy’s website and Facebook page.  We would like to request you to disseminate this information amongst members of your esteemed Association to check their OCI Cards whether it mentions SWZ or CHE.  In case it mentions SWZ (Swaziland), they may apply fresh OCI Cards immediately on gratis basis (free of charge).  A Press Release issued by this Embassy is also placed below for your information and necessary action.

     Regards,

(Roshni Thomson)

Second Secretary (PIC)

Embassy of India

Berne

PRESS RELEASE

Subject: Issue of new OCI cards to Swiss citizens having OCI cards with wrong country code of SWZ instead of CHE

          This Mission had received representations from the Indian diaspora in Switzerland that OCI cards issued to some of them contain SWZ as the country code for Switzerland instead of the correct country code of CHE.

2.       It has been decided to offer fresh OCI cards on gratis basis (free of charge)to such Swiss nationals, whose OCI cards mention wrong country code of SWZ instead of CHE.

3.       All the affected members of the Indian diaspora are requested to submit the online OCI Miscellaneous Services applications in this regard to enable this Embassy to issue them the new OCI cards.

Berne
May 8, 2018