OCI Fees - Application, Mailing and Service Fees

Service Type Consular Fee ICWF Fee Service Fee Total
New OCI Card (Adult and Minor) $275.00 $3.00 $4.70 $282.70
New OCI for PIO Card Holder (Adult) $28.00 $3.00 $4.70 $32.70
New OCI for PIO Card Holder (Minor) $145.00 $3.00 $4.70 $152.70
OCI Re-issue (New Passport) $25.00 $3.00 $4.70 $32.70
OCI Re-issue (Lost/Damaged) $100.00 $3.00 $4.70 $107.70
OCI Misc.
Change of Particulars
Change of Apperanace
Correction of OCI Online Form
Change of Address/Occupation
$25.00 $3.00 $4.70 $32.70
Renunciation of OCI $25.00 $3.00 $4.70 $32.70
Passport Match-up with OCI at Consulate $0 $0.00 $4.70 $4.70

OCI Fee Notes:

An application fee in U.S. dollars, or their equivalent in local currency, is required for each applicant. This fee cannot be waived for anyone.

  • If applying together as a family, all OCI fees can be combined into one, all mailing fees into another and all surrender certificates into another. However, do not combine the fees with anyone not covered under the Family Group.

  • The fee for all applicants should be enclosed with Part A of the first applicant only and not with the Part A forms of respective applicant(s).

  • If your CC/MO/PO is not honored (by you putting a 'stop payment' or for any other reasons), you will be charged penalty in addition to the penalties levied by the bank. If you refuse to pay them, legal action will be taken, including the cancellation of the service, if already provided.

Location Specific:
  • Application in USA:
    • Non-U.S. citizens applying in the U.S. should add $20 to the fees listed above.

    • Non-U.S. citizens residing in the U.S. for less than 2 years must pay a reference fee of $20, in addition to other fees.

    • Payment should be made by money order or cashier's check and be made payable to "BLS International USA". Credit card or personal checks are not accepted. Payment by cash can be accepted if applying in person.

    • BLS International USA charges $4.70 service fee (already listed above) per application.

    • You can make one money order or cashier's check for all the fees together.

    • The application fee can be paid by an individual or his immediate family members.

    • If you would like to withdraw in the middle of the process, you will get the consular fee refunded minus $25. There will be no refund of the service fee.

    • If you would like to withdraw the application after you have already submitted the original passport, there will be no refund.

  • Application in India:
    • An amount of Rs. 15,000 has to be paid for each applicant by Demand Draft in favor of "Pay and Accounts Officer (Secretariat), Ministry of Home Affairs" payable at New Delhi.

    • In the case of PIO Card holders, an amount of Rs. 1,400 has to be paid in case of adults and Rs. 8,000 in case of minors.

    • Additionally, you need to submit a copy of a valid Indian visa/Residential Permit as well.