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ABOUT OVERSEAS CITIZENS OF INDIA (OCI)
OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP OF INDIA (OCI)
  • It’s a registration certificate which is printed like an Indian passport in different colour.
  • It carries a photograph of the individual and all necessary security features.

Eligibility criteria for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card

    A foreign national, who:

  • 1) People of Indian origin (Former Indian Citizen, Parents Indian Citizen)
  • 2) Spouse married with the person of Indian origin
  • 3) Children and grandchildren of person of Indian origin
NOTE: OCI APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO SURRENDER THEIR INDIAN PASSPORTS TO PASSPORT SECTION AS PER INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS MATTER AND SUBMIT COPY OF SURRENDER CERTIFICATE ALONG WITH THEIR OCI APPLICATIONS.
-Surrender certificate ( Naturalization before 1 August 2005, no Surrender Certificate is required) and declaration from parents that the children never had Indian passport.
-All applicants for OCI are required to attach a copy of City registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung) from the concerned local authorities.
-Where the documents to be submitted are in a language other than English, translation in English language of the same is required

Required document for OCI application:

  • OCI Card for Adults:
  • - 2 recent passport photographs measuring 5x5 cm - without border and showing full frontal view of the person's head and shoulders having a white or light colored background. No glare if wearing glasses.
  • - Copy of present Nationality passport with Original signature
  • - Evidence of Indian citizenship of self or parents or grandparents or great grandparents.
  • - Copy of nationality certificate.
  • - Surrender Certificate copy ( Kindly check about Surrender certificate )
  • - City registration certificate copy from the concerned local authorities.
  • OCI Card for Adults born to Indian parents and never held an Indian Passport
  • - 2 recent passport photographs measuring 5x5 cm - without border and showing full frontal view of the person's head and shoulders having a white or light colored background. No glare if wearing glasses.
  • - Copy of present Nationality passport with Original signature.
  • - Evidence of Indian citizenship of self or parents or grandparents or great grandparents and declaration that you never had Indian passport.
  • - Copy of Birth Certificate.
  • - City registration Certificate copy from the concerned local authorities.
  • OCI Card for children below 18 years (who held an Indian Passport).
  • - 2 recent passport photographs measuring 5x5 cm - without border and showing full frontal view of the person's head and shoulders having a white or light colored background. No glare if wearing glasses.
  • - Copy of present Nationality passport with Original signature or left Thump print of small children.
  • - Copy of previous Indian passport.
  • - Copy of nationality certificate.
  • - Copy of Birth certificate
  • - City registration Certificate copy from the concerned local authorities.
  • - Copy of parents passport and OCI Card copy.
  • - Copy of Parents marriage certificate
  • OCI Card for Children below 18 Years born to Indian parents and never held an Indian Passport.
  • - 2 recent passport photographs measuring 5x5 cm - without border and showing full frontal view of the person's head and shoulders having a white or light colored background. No glare if wearing glasses.
  • - Copy of present Nationality passport with original signature or left Thump print of small children
  • - Evidence of Indian citizenship of parents/one of the parents or grandparents or great grandparents and declaration from parents that the children never had Indian passport .
  • - Copy of Parents present passport and OCI Card copy.
  • - Copy of Marriage certificate.
  • - Copy of Birth Certificate.
  • - City registration Certificate copy from the concerned local authorities.
  • OCI Card for Foreign spouse of Indian national/Overseas Citizen of India
  • - 2 recent photographs of the size of 5x5 cm - without border and showing full frontal view of applicant's head/shoulder, white/light background. No glare if wearing glasses.
  • - Copy of the Nationality passport with Original signature.
  • - Marriage certificate, marriage should have subsisted at least two years at the time of submission of the application for OCI registration in respect of the foreign spouse
  • An affidavit to the effect that the Indian/OCI spouse is still alive and that the couple are not separated/divorced.
  • - Copy of Indian passport first and last page of spouse/ - Present nationality passport copy with OCI card copy of spouse.
  • - City registration Certificate copy from the concerned local authorities.
  • Submission of documents. how?
    • After the details from the application and necessary documents we will complete the application form and will upload essential document. Customer will receive an email with the completed application form, which he/she need to print it. Customer need to sign on the third page and in case of minor parents need to also sign. Submits the complete application including documents, photograph and signature, the originals of the supporting documents have to be submitted to the Indian Mission for verification. The Indian Missions / Posts will be responsible for verifying the supporting documents with the originals. If there is any deficiency in the application/ uploaded documents/ photographs, the Indian Mission/ Post concerned shall inform the same to the applicant telephonically or by email.