The OCI Application Form is available only online at: http://passport.gov.in/oci
Click OCI Application for more information on steps to complete and file your application.
NOTE: if you previously held an Indian Passport or Indian Citizenship, you will need to complete the Renunciation of your Indian Citizenship (if you have not already done so).
In general, the Application asks about your name, contact information, nationality, and passport information.
Click Sample Part A and Part B to see an overview of the online registration process for the OCI Application.
In addition to the OCI Application, you need supporting documents to apply.
Click Checklist for a sample list of documents to gather to help with your OCI Application.
In order to apply for the OCI card ,you need to renounce your Indian Citizenship, if you have not already done so.
Click Renunciation for a sample Renunciation Certificate, Affidavit of Loss, and Surrender Certificate.
After you have completed your OCI Application form online and have printed out the application, you will file your OCI application with your local Indian Mission / Embassy / Consulate.
Click Where to File to find your local Indian Mission.
Re-Issuance of an OCI depends upon your age:
- 1) For an applicant who is 20 years of age or younger, OCI documents must be re-issued each time a new passport is issued.
- 2) For an applicant who is 50 years of age or older, OCI documents must be re-issued once after the issuance of a new passport.
- 3) For an applicant who is 21 to 49 years of age, there is no need to re-issue OCI documents each time a new passport is issued. However, if the applicant desires, he / she can request that the OCI documents be re-issued so that the OCI documents reflect the correct passport number.
If you (or your parent or grandparent on which you are relying) do not have your birth certificate or Indian Passport to show proof of past Indian Citizenship / Indian origin, the decision of whether to accept an alternative type of document as proof of your Indian citizenship will be made by the Consular Officer and will be final in such cases.
Click Indian Origin for more information on alternative documents.