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Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card-


The Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) Scheme for registration of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) was introduced by amending the Citizenship Act, 1955 in August 2005. OCI Card holders are entitled to multy-entry, multi-purpose life-long visa to visit India, exemption from registering with FRRO for any length of stay in India, parity with NRIs in financial, economic and educational fields except for acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties.

 

The OCI Scheme was modified on 9 January 2015 by further amending the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the earlier scheme for issuance of PIO Card was merged with the OCI Scheme. THE CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2015 may be seen at http://mha1.nic.in/pdfs/GazetteofIndia_0901.pdf

 

How to apply for OCI Card-


A brochure giving details of application form, procedure, documents required and the benefits available to the OCI card holders can be seen at: http://mha1.nic.in/pdfs/oci-brochure.pdf

Application for registration for issue of an OCI card has to be made online at http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaAction  A printed copy of the same along with self attested copies of all documents and prescribed fees has to be deposited with the Embassy.

With effect from 9 January 2015, PIO Card Scheme has been withdrawn and all  existing PIO card holders are deemed to be Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card holders. The PIO Card holders must obtain an OCI card in lieu of their PIO card by applying online at http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaActionPIO 

Eligibility for registration as OCI-


As per Section 7A of the Ordinance, the following categories of persons may be registered as Overseas Citizen of India cardholder:

(a) any person of full age and capacity,


(i) who is a citizen of another country, but was a citizen of - India at the time of, or at any time after, the commencement of the Constitution; or 
(ii) who is a citizen of another country, but was eligible to become a citizen of India at the time of the commencement of the Constitution; or 
(iii) who is a citizen of another country, but belonged to a territory that became part of India after the 15th day of August,1947; or
(iv) who is a child or a grand-child or a great grandchild of such a citizen; or

 

 

(b) a person, who is a minor child of a person mentioned in clause(a); or

(c) a person, who is a minor child, and whose both parents are citizens of India or one of the parents is a citizen of India; or

(d) spouse of foreign origin of a citizen of India or spouse of foreign origin of an Overseas Citizen of India cardholder registered under section 7A and whose marriage has been registered and subsisted for a continuous period of not less than two years immediately preceding the presentation of the application under this section: Provided that for the eligibility for registration as Overseas Citizen of India cardholder, such spouse shall be subject to prior security clearance from a competent authority in India.

 

Provided further that no person, who is or had been a citizen of Pakistan, Bangladesh or such other country as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify, shall be eligible for registration as Overseas Citizen of India cardholder.

 

The OCI Card holder is NOT  entitled to the following:


  1. to vote, 
    ii. to be a member of a Legislative Assembly or Legislative Council or the Parliament of India, 
    iii. to hold Indian constitutional posts such as that of the President, Vice President, Judge of the Supreme Court or High Court etc. 
    iv. He/she cannot normally hold employment in the Government,
    v. The OCI Card does not entitle the holder to undertake any missionary work, mountaineering or research work, without prior permission.

 

OCI Services-

 

OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP OF INDIA (OCI) FOR  INDIAN ORIGIN PERSONS WHO HELD INDIAN NATIONALITY IN THE PAST. Revised fees as of 1st September 2017.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

 

  1. a) OCI Registration Form duly filled up on line and submit in duplicate to the Embassy
  2. b) Copy of foreign passport of applicant self attested as a true copy
  3. c) Copy of residential addressself attested as a true copy (water, electricity, telephone or lease deed in their name)
  4. d) Copy of Indian passport self attested as a true copy (first two & last two pages).
  5. e) Copy of Surrender Certificate of Indian passport.
  6. f) Letter of employer of applicant living in Mexico, addressed to the Consular Officer, Embassy of India, Mexico City, stating position and seniority.

NOTE:  All copies to be submitted are to say:   TRUE COPY, SELF ATTESTED and signed by applicant.

 

NOTE: Applicants are required to come personally to the Embassy from 9:30 to 12:00 from Mondays to Fridays, with the applications properly filled out in advance. Payment is to be done in cash.  Please check the list of holidays in the Embassy’s web page (www.indembassy.org)

ADDRESS: (Musset No. 325, Col. Polanco, 11550 Mexico, D.F.)

 

Service Fee: MX$ 6,050 + 55 (ICWF) (Adults & Children same fee)

 

The OCI Card once issued is valid for life.

Benefits: Multy-entry, multi-purpose life-long visa to visit India. Exemption from registering with FRRO for any length of stay in India.Parity with NRIs in financial, economic and educational fields except for acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties. Further benefits as may be notified by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. (www.moia.gov.in}

Important Advisory for holders of OCI Card     The OCI Card does not entitle the holder to undertake any missionary work, mountaineering or research work, without prior permission.

 

 

OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP OF INDIA (OCI) FOR FOREIGNERS LINKED TO INDIAN PERSONS (FATHER, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, GRANDFATHER)Revised fees as of 1st September 2017.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

 

  1. a) OCI Registration Form duly filled up on line and submit in duplicate to the Embassy

b)Copy of foreign passport of applicant self attested as a true copy

  1. c) Copy of birth certificate self attested as a true copy

d)Copy of residential address self attested as a true copy (water, electricity, telephone or lease deed in his/her name)

e)Copy of marriage certificate of parents, self attested as a true copy

  1. f) Copy of parent´s passports self attested as a true copy (first two & last two pages). Copy of permit of residence (FM) of parents self attested as a true copy. In case applicant is not a Mexican, copy of permit of residence of Mexico is required.

g)Original Letter of employer of Indian citizen living in Mexico, addressed to the Consular Officer, Embassy of India, Mexico City, stating position and seniority.

h)Original Letter of employer of applicant

 

NOTE:  All copies to be submitted are to say:   TRUE COPY, SELF ATTESTED and signed by the applicant.

 

NOTE: Applicants are required to come personally to the Embassy from 9:30 to 12:00 from Mondays to Fridays, with the applications properly filled out in advance. Payment is to be done in cash.  Please check the list of holidays in the Embassy’s web page (www.indembassy.org)

 

ADDRESS: (Musset No. 325, Col. Polanco, 11550 Mexico, D.F.)

 

Service Fee:  MX$ 6,050 + 55 (ICWF) (Adults & Children same fee)

 

The OCI Card once issued is valid for life.

 

Benefits: Multy-entry, multi-purpose life-long visa to visit India. Exemption from registering with FRRO for any length of stay in India.Parity with NRIs in financial, economic and educational fields except for acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties. Further benefits as may be notified by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. (www.moia.gov.in}

Important Advisory for holders of OCI Card: The OCI Card does not entitle the holder to undertake any missionary work, mountaineering or research work, without prior permission.

 

OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP OF INDIA (OCI) FOR FOREIGNERS MARRIED TO INDIAN PERSONSRevised fees as of 1st September 2017

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

 

  1. a) OCI Registration Form duly filled up on line and submit in duplicate to the Embassy
  2. b) Original & Copy of foreign passport of applicant self attested as a true copy
  3. c) Copy of birth certificate self attested as a true copy (if the case pertains to a Mexican, no birth certificate is required)
  4. d) Copy of inmigrado card of husband or wife, if the person is married to an Indian national living in Mexico.
  5. e) Copy of residential address self attested as a true copy (water, electricity, telephone or lease deed in their name)
  6. f) Copy of legal residence (inmigrado card, both sides) of Indian citizen self attested as a true copy
  7. g) Original © of marriage certificate
  8. h) Letter of employer of Indian citizen, addressed to the Consular Officer, Embassy of India, Mexico City, stating position and seniority

 

NOTE:  All copies to be submitted are to say: TRUE COPY, SELF ATTESTED and signed by the applicant.

 

NOTE: Applicants are required to come personally to the Embassy from 9:30 to 12:00 from Mondays to Fridays, with the applications properly filled out in advance. Payment is to be done in cash.  Please check the list of holidays in the Embassy’s web page (www.indembassy.org)

 

ADDRESS: (Musset No. 325, Col. Polanco, 11550 Mexico, D.F.)

 

Service Fee:  MX$ 6,050 + 55 (ICWF) (Adults & Children same fee)

 

The OCI Card once issued is valid for life.

Benefits: Multy-entry, multi-purpose life-long visa to visit India. Exemption from registering with FRRO for any length of stay in India.Parity with NRIs in financial, economic and educational fields except for acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties. Further benefits as may be notified by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. (www.moia.gov.in}

Important Advisory for holders of OCI Card     The OCI Card does not entitle the holder to undertake any missionary work, mountaineering or research work, without prior permission.

OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP OF INDIA (OCI) FOR A BABY BORN IN MEXICO OF INDIAN PARENT(S)  Revised fees as of 1st September 2017.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

 

  1. a) OCI Registration Form duly filled up on line and submit in duplicate to the Embassy, signed and pasted with a photo ( in case of minors, thumb impression is to be pasted in the box for signature, left for males & right for females. Both parent´s signatures are required in the application form).
  2. b) Copy of birth certificate of applicant, self attestedas a true copy
  3. c) Copy of marriage certificate of parents, self attested as a true copy
  4. d) Copy of parent´s passports self attested as a true copy (first two & last two pages )
  5. e) Copy of Mexican migratory card of parents self attested as a true copy
  6. f) Copy of residential addressself attested as a true copy (water, electricity, telephone or lease deed in their name)

g)Letter of employer of father and or mother , addressed to the Consular Officer, Embassy of India, Mexico City, stating position and seniority

 

NOTE:  All copies to be submitted are to say:   TRUE COPY, SELF ATTESTED.  COPIES ARE TO BE SIGNED BY APPLICANT.

 

NOTE: Applicants are required to come personally to the Embassy from 9:30 to 12:00 from Mondays to Fridays, with the applications properly filled out in advance. Payment is to be done in cash.  Please check the list of holidays in the Embassy’s web page (www.indembassy.org)

 

ADDRESS: (Musset No. 325, Col. Polanco, 11550 Mexico, D.F.)

 

Service Fee: MX$ 6,050 + 55.00 (ICWF) (Adults & Children same fee)

 

The OCI Card once issued is valid for life.

Benefits Multy-entry, multi-purpose life long visa to visit India.Exemption from registering with FRRO for any length of stay in India.Parity with NRIs in financial, economic and educational fields except for acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties. Further benefits as may be notified by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. (www.moia.gov.in)

Important Advisory for holders of OCI Card.    The OCI Card does not entitle the holder to undertake any missionary work, mountaineering or research work, without prior permission.

 

DECLARATION OF RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP OF INDIA ON ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP OF ANOTHER COUNTRY  Revised fees as of 1st September 2017.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

 

  1. a) Application duly filled up and pasted with the photo of applicant. The last address held in India is to be filled up in application form.
  2. b) Declaration of renunciation of citizenship of India form duly filled up by applicant in the first section.
  3. c) Copy & Original Indian passport to be returned to the Indian Embassy, or letter of the Government who retained the passport while granting a different nationality
  4. d) Self attested copy of residential address
  5. e) Self attested copy of legal residence (inmigrado card)
  6. f) Letter of the employer, addressed to the Consular Officer, Embassy of India, Mexico City, stating position & seniority

 

NOTE:  All copies to be submitted are to say: TRUE COPY, SELF ATTESTED and signed by the applicant.

 

NOTE:  Applicants are required to come personally to the Embassy from 9:30 to 12:00 from Mondays to Fridays, with the applications properly filled out in advance. Payment is to be done in cash.  Please check the list of holidays in the Embassy’s web page (www.indembassy.org)

 

ADDRESS: (Musset No. 325, Col. Polanco, 11550 Mexico, D.F.)

 

Service fee: MX$ 3,850 + 35 for applicants who acquired foreign nationality after 1st. June 2010

Service Fee: MX$ 440 + $50 for applicants who have acquired foreign nationality before 1st June 2010.

 

PENALTY FEE of MX$4,000 to be charged if surrender of passport is done or information conveyed to the Embassy after three years of obtaining the foreign nationality.

 

Penalty Fees for persons who used the Indian passport for travelling after three months after naturalization date, as follows:

 

1st time                         MX$5,550

2nd time                        MX$11,000

3rd time                         MX$16,650

4th time                         MX$22,000

More than 5 times         MX$27,750

 

Updated as on 15 Nov 2017



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