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Overseas Citizen of India

OCI - Document and Fee Chart

List of Documents and Fee Chart

Applicants may please note that any document other than in English language needs English translation by an authorized translator. Besides, documents issued in Germany requires attestation by the concerned District Court (landgerischt) followed by attestation by the Consulate. Such documents can be uploaded only after fulfilling the above criteria.

After completion of online application, the next step is to upload the photograph, signature/thumb impression and the documents. Please ensure that the documents are uploaded against the relevant category option. For example proof of Indian origin (which may be surrendered/cancelled Indian passport in some cases) is different from proof of Identity (which is applicant’s current passport) and need to be uploaded against the relevant option. In case you need to provide more than one document as proof of Indian origin, please scan and club them into one file before uploading. Please ensure that the content of the uploaded document is clear and visible.

Please ensure that you carry the original documents and the reference number of online registered application to the Consulate for verification. There should not be any discrepancies between the documents uploaded online and the original documents produced at the Consulate for verification. Any discrepancies whatsoever including typographical mistakes (which should be avoided at all cost before submission of application on line) should be invariably brought to the notice of the Consulate at the time of submitting the physical application.

The grant of OCI card is ordinarily decided within one month after the online registered application form and the supporting documents have been submitted and verified at the Consulate. While Consulate is sensitive to applicant’s convenience and tries its best to complete the verification process at the time of receiving the application at the counter, it is quite possible that Consulate may approach the applicant later on with an additional requirement.

Proof of Indian Origin - The document(s) provided by the applicant as proof of origin may vary from applicant to applicant. For example, if the applicant was Indian citizen by birth and subsequently renounced his Indian citizenship by taking up foreign citizenship, he/she should produce his/her cancelled/surrendered Indian passport along with an acknowledgement given by the Indian Mission/passport authorities for having surrendered his/her passport after renunciation of Indian citizenship. If the applicant claims to be of Indian origin by descent (born in foreign country), he/she should produce all original and authenticated documents such as birth certificate of self along with passport(s) and/or birth certificate(s) of parents/grandparents/great grandparents issued by the concerned authorities to establish the clear linkage of applicant’s Indian origin. Therefore the list of documents given below is indicative in nature and the documents required in each case of OCI applicant may vary depending upon the basis on which he or she is claiming Indian origin. Consulate will have the discretion to ask for additional documents from the applicant in case of any ambiguity or doubt.

For online application, please visit: https://ociservices.gov.in/

Clause under which Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card is being applied.

 

List of documents for applying OCI Card

Fee in Euro (Incl. Consular Surcharge)

 

Article 7A(1) (a) of Indian Citizenship Amendment Act 2015

 

Original cancelled Indian Passport/certificate/declaration/acknowledgement/receipt given to the applicant by the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate at the time of submitting his/her application for renunciation of Indian citizenship. Or

Original Domicile/Nativity Certificate. or

Original Certificate of Residence/ Birth of self/parents/grandparents/great grandparents issued by the competent authorities that could establish applicant’s origin.

Original Passport.

Ref. no. of the online registered application

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Article 7A(1) (b) of Indian Citizenship Amendment Act 2015

 

Original Birth Certificate containing names of both parents (and similar documents of parents, grandparents and great grandparents) if linkage between generations is required to prove the applicant’s Indian origin.

If parents are divorced, original court order of dissolution of marriage, which specifically mentions that the legal custody of the child is with the parent who is applying for the OCI card.

Original Marriage certificate of parents. (if not available, explanation for the same in the form of affidavit)

Original Passport.

Ref. number of the online registered application

265

Article 7A(1) (c) of Indian Citizenship Amendment Act 2015

 

Original Birth Certificate of the Child.

Original Marriage Certificate of parents. (if not available, explanation for the same in the form of affidavit)

Original Indian Passport of parents/one of the parents/Domicile Certificate/Nativity Certificate/any other proof substantiating the status of the parents/one of the parents as being Indian citizen(s).

If parents are divorced, original court order of dissolution of marriage, which specifically mentions that the legal custody of the child is with the parent who is applying for the OCI card, is required.

Original Passport.

Ref. number of the online registered application

265

Article 7A(1) (d) of Indian Citizenship Amendment Act 2015

 

Original Marriage Certificate if marriage solemnized in India. If marriage solemnized in foreign country, the Marriage Certificate should be certified by the concerned Indian Diplomatic Mission. (Marriage should have sustained at least for two years at the time of applying for OCI Card on the basis of marriage).

In case of spouse of an Indian citizen, attested copy of Indian Passport of spouse/Domicile Certificate/Nativity Certificate of the Indian spouse/any other proof of being an Indian citizen.

In case of spouse of an OCI cardholder, attested copy of present valid Passport of spouse and attested copy of OCI card of spouse.

Declaration from Indian spouse/OCI cardholder stating that in case of divorce/separation/death of Indian spouse/OCI card holder, it is his/her responsibility to surrender the OCI card to the Govt. of India.

Original Passport.

Ref. number of the online registered application

265

OCI Card in lieu of PIO Card

Original PIO Card

Original Passport

Ref. number of the online registered application form

98

Miscellaneous Services

New OCI Card in lieu of lost/damaged OCI Card

 

A copy of the complaint lodged with police authorities reporting loss or theft of OCI Card. If the report is in foreign language, authorized translation is required.

A self-attested copy of the lost/damaged OCI card.

Original passport

Ref. number of the online registered application form

(In case of loss/damage of OCI document, the service would be granted only after personal interview.)

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Re-issuance of OCI card every time an applicant gets a new passport until he attains the age of 20 years

 

Original OCI Card.

Self-attested photocopy of the old passport.

Original new passport.

Ref. number of the online registered application form

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Re-issuance of OCI card once after completing 50 years of age.

Original OCI card

Original passport

Ref. number of the online registered application form

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Re-issuance of OCI card after change in personal particulars

Documentary proof for each requested services like change of name, change of address and occupation is to be furnished.

Original OCI card

Original passport

Ref. number of the online registered application form

[(i) In case of change of nationality, he/she can be permitted to enter/exit on the strength of the OCI Card and valid passport of the new nationality provided the new nationality is not that of Pakistan or Bangladesh. The condition for re-issuance of OCI Card will also apply in this case.

(ii) In case of change of address/occupation, new OCI document shall not be issued. Upon submission of online application, the data shall be captured and new address/occupation shall be printed which may be kept in the OCI booklet for record purpose. Payment of fee will not arise in such cases.]

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In case the application is rejected €22 will be deducted as processing charges.