Overseas Citizenship of India
The Government of India has launched the scheme for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) with effect from 14 November 2005. The eligibility criteria and the application form are available at: http://mha.nic.in/uniquepage.asp?Id_Pk=553.
You can go to the online application form here: OCI Online Form
Forms duly completed, along with a receipt of the payment of the required fee for each application, can be submitted to this embassy to be forwarded to the concerned authorities in India for granting of the OCI Registration Card. Those who are already holding PIO cards can apply for an OCI card (please consult the Consular Section about the fee).
Please note that the form must first be filled out online, then printed in duplicate. The form does not exist as a paper version and cannot be filled out at the Embassy.
Clarification regarding the issue of OCI to minors
The OCI card is valid indefinitely. However, in certain cases it must be renewed with passport renewal for an additional fee. Please consult the Consular Section for more information.
To apply for an OCI card, please submit the following:
Please note: Persons of Indian origin applying for OCI Card are required to produce a Surrender Certificate. Please see Surrender Certificate for further instructions.
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