Overseas Citizenship of India(OCI)
Overseas Citizenship of India(OCI)
The Government of India issues an OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) to a foreign citizen who is married to an Indian National or Indian origin are eligible for an OCI Card In India. An OCI card holder can Study, do Business, work, and travel in India for an indefinite period of time.
Benefits of OCI Card
Drawbacks of OCI Card
Apply an OCI Card Over The FRRO Portal
A foreigner of Indian origin/ Married for more than 2 years to an Indian National who is staying continuously in India for more than 6 months is eligible for an OCI card. It usually takes 2 to 3 months for India Origin and 3 to 4 months for foreigners who are married to an Indian nation/OCI card Holder. You have to visit the OCI Portal to Apply it online.
How to Apply for an OCI Card In India
Overseas Citizenship of India(OCI) Card usually takes 2 to 3 months for India Origin and 3 to 4 months for foreigners who are married to an Indian nation/OCI card Holder. Please follow the instructions below.
1. Please Visit the OCI Portal.
2. Select the Application type(New OCI Registration, OCI Registration Of Lost PIO-Card, and OCI Miscellaneous Service).
3. Fill out the application for Section A and Section B.
4. Upload the Signature and Photo( a Light Background with 80% face).
4. Upload the required documents in PDF format.
5. Submit the application form and download the application form.
6. Email to FRRO and Request for An OCI Submission appointment.
7. Prepare The Demand Draft needs to be in favor of “The Pay and Accounts Officer (Secretariat), Ministry of Home Affairs’ payable at New Delhi.
8. Visit the FRRO Office along with the application and original documents.
OCI Card fee In India
If the application is submitting an application in FRRO itself, an amount of Rs. 15,000 INR needs to be paid for New OCI Registration, 5,500 INR for OCI Registration (In Lieu Of Lost PIO-Card). and 1,400 INR for OCI Miscellaneous Service through Demand Draft. The Demand Draft needs to be in favor of ‘Pay and Accounts Officer (Secretariat), Ministry of Home Affairs’ payable at New Delhi.
Documents Checklist for an OCI Card In India
How To Get Surrender Certificate
A Surrender Certificate/Renunciation Certificate is required for an OCI Card in India for an Indian who acquired a foreign citizen in India. Applicant needs to fill out an Online Surrender Indian Passport application on the Passport Seva Website and has to pay the fee over there. Thereafter applicants have to book an online appointment and Visit the Passport Office. it usually takes 1 to 2 working days days.
Frequently asked Questions
The photograph for an OCI Card should be in size 2 inches x 2 inches (51 mm x 51 mm) and in color(not White). Ensure the photo print is clear and has a continuous-tone quality.and Signature on white paper with a blue pen.
Firstly applicant needs to file an OCI application Online and Upload all the documents according to the requirements. after that applicants need to email and contact to concerned FRRO for an Appointment or Application submission date.
A Demand Draft drawn in favor of “Pay and Accounts Officer (Secretariat), Ministry of Home Affairs” payable at New Delhi.
For Baby/minor children, who cannot sign, the thumb impression is required to be affixed in the signature box (left-hand thumb for male & right-hand thumb for female) required for an OCI card Application.