OCI Miscellaneous Services - Documents
  1. Application Form:
    Print out of the online application form.

    Additional requirements: Submit two independent sets of application forms along with all the documents.

  2. Order form:
    Applicable only for the jurisdiction that process OCI through Cox & Kings Global Services (which is at least the entire United States):

    Complete the CKGS Order Form and print it.

  3. Additional Particulars form:
    Applicable only for the jurisdiction that processes OCI through Cox & Kings Global Services (which is at least the entire United States):

    Complete the Additional particular form and print it.

  4. Photograph:
    One photograph, to be pasted on the application form. You don't have to provide any additional photographs.

    Photograph instructions

    Instructions on getting the photographs

    There is a photo upload option at the Government of India (while filling the application form). Uploading the photo is optional. In any case, one physical (paper) photo is still required.

  5. Copy of current US/Non-US Passport::
    The copy of the information page from the passport (U.S. or passport) that contains your picture and basic details of the passport.

    You also have to provide the copy of the endorsement/amendment pages. If you have a 24-page U.S. passport, that would be pages 22, 23, 24. If you have a 28-page U.S. passport, that would be pages 25, 26, 27.

    Do NOT send the original non-Indian passport with the application. You will have to send that only after the consulate receives the OCI card from New Delhi, India.

  6. Naturalization certificate:
    Copy of naturalization certificate, as appropriate.

  7. Proof of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship:
    Renunciation of Indian Citizenship and Surrender Certificate, as appropriate.

    If required, you can just send the renunciation documents and the fees along with the application, instead of first getting the surrender certificate.

  8. For minors:
    When applying for your minor child(ren), proof of renunciation is required if one or both parents are naturalized citizens.

    If parent(s) need to obtain renunciation certificate, they need to apply for the same prior to submitting application for minor.

  9. Proof of address

  10. Proof of name change

  11. Legal status:
    If you are non-US citizen, provide a copy of one of the following:
    Non-US citizens who are applying for their minor children must also provide their US legal status.

    Do not send as original document as they can't be held responsible for loss or damage to original documents.

  12. Prepaid return shipping envelope:
    Details

  13. Fees:
    1. Re-issuance of OCI documents in case of issuance of new passport, change of personal particulars, wrong filing of particulars:

      Fees in U.S. dollars

      In case of applications filed in India, a demand draft for Rs. 1,400/- drawn in favor of "Pay and Accounts Officer (Secretariat), Ministry of Home Affairs" payable at New Delhi.

      In case of mistakes committed by the Indian Mission/Post/Office while entering the personal particulars of manually filled applications (now discontinued), no fee shall be charged for re-issuance of OCI documents.

    2. Issuance of duplicate OCI documents in case of loss/damage of OCI documents.

      Fees in U.S. dollars

      In case of applications filed in India, a demand draft for Rs. 5,500/- drawn in favor of "Pay and Accounts Officer (Secretariat), Ministry of Home Affairs" payable at New Delhi.


    When applying in the U.S. or other foreign country, pay by money order or the cashiers check.

    The fees are non-refundable if the requested service(s) are not granted.

  14. Desired service specific
    • In case of issuance of new passport

      Enclose
      • Original expired US/Non-US passport that contains the U-visa.

        In case the old passport is not returned by the government authority while issuing the new passport and copy of the U-visa was not taken prior to the surrender of old passport, it may not be enclosed.

      • Copy of U-visa pasted on the old passport and the particular pages of the old passport.

      • Original OCI Card, along with copies of registration certificate and information page.

      The OCI registration certificate and U-visa have the passport number of the registered OCI. Whenever a new passport is issued to an OCI holder, rather than going through the inconvenience of re-issuance of the OCI registration certificate and visa each time, as OCI is a life long visa to visit India, the following scheme has been adopted:

      1. Up to the completion of 20 years of age, OCI documents will have to be re-issued each time a new passport is issued.

      2. Between 21 to 50 years of age, you are not required to seek re-issuance of OCI documents each time a new passport is issued. However, if you like, you can use this service for re-issuance of OCI documents. However, you will have to carry both the old and the new passports while traveling.

      3. After the completion of 50 years of age, OCI documents will have to be re-issued once after issuance of a new passport and whenever physical appearance changes.

    • In case of loss or damage of OCI Registration Certificate and/or Visa

      Enclose
      • Copy of the complaint lodged with the Police authorities (in case of loss) or a notarized self-written affidavit explaining the circumstances of loss

      • Original OCI card (in case of damage)


      Personal interview of the applicant shall be taken by the Competent Authority before the grant of the service.

    • In case of change of personal particulars

      This could be due to a change by the applicant or wrong filing of particulars by the applicant or Indian Mission/Post/Office.

      Enclose
      • Original OCI Card

      • The documentary evidence for the change of the personal particulars. E.g., copy of the Nationality certificate (or naturalization certificate) in case of change of nationality.

      • Original expired passport with U-visa and the copy of the information page of the passport and the U-visa sticker.

      Note: In case of change of photograph without the change of the passport, personal interview shall be taken by the Competent Authority before the grant of the service.

    • Correction of OCI Online Form You should select this service if you entered incorrect or erroneous information into the OCI Online Form and would like to submit a correction.
      • Copy of old passport
      • Original OCI Card

    • Change of Appearance
      • Copy of old passport
      • Affidavit in support of the change you are requesting.
      • Original OCI Card

    • Change of Address/Occupation
      • Copy of old passport
      • Original OCI Card