Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Cardholder – Miscellaneous Services


  1. The Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Cardholder Scheme was operationalized on 2nd December 2005 and formally launched by the Prime Minister during the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, 2006 at Hyderabad on 7th January 2006. The scheme has generated an enthusiastic response.
  2. Subsequent to the launch, suggestions/representations have been received from Indian Missions/Posts and registered OCI cardholders regarding facilities/procedures for re-issuance of OCI registration certificate/visa in certain situations viz:
    1. In case of issuance of new passport.
    2. In case of change of personal particulars viz. nationality etc.,
    3. In case of loss/damage of OCI registration certificate.
    4. In case of filling of wrong personal particulars while submitting online applications viz. name, father’s name, date of birth etc.,
    5. In case of change of address/occupation.
    6. In case of official mistake while uploading photo & signature of the applicant
  3. The above-mentioned suggestions and representations were duly considered and it was decided to launch an on-line supplemental service, namely the OCI Miscellaneous Services from 01.01.2008 which can be availed by all registered OCIs. For availing OCI Miscellaneous Services, the applicants may log on to https://ociservices.gov.in
  4. OCI Miscellaneous Services can be availed only by registered OCI cardholders. Clarifications on various issues concerning the services may be perused on FAQs. Application for availing the services should be made Online. Before filling the online application, Guidelines for filling application form may be perused so that there is no mistake in submission of the application. Further, the details regarding Fee and Offices where applications have to be filed may also be perused. The grant or otherwise of the service(s) sought shall be ordinarily decided in one month from the receipt of the application.
  5. Upon grant of the requisite service(s), the new registration certificate would be issued after surrender of the old documents to the Indian Mission/Post/FRRO concerned to which the application was made.

Please click here for Guidelines

https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/GuidelinesOCIMiscservices_31102018.pdf

Where to apply?

The applicants have to submit the application form online and upload all the required documents  from the below link.

https://ociservices.gov.in/

Documents required:

  1. Copy of OCI registration certificate and visa
    1. In case of issuance of new passport, copy of registration certificate has to be enclosed. If the old passport is not returned by the concerned authorities while issuing new passport, they may not be enclosed. A copy of new passport also to be enclosed.
    2. In case of loss of OCI Registration Certificate, copy of the complaint lodged with Police authorities and copy of registration certificate to be enclosed. If a copy of the registration certificate was not taken prior to the loss, they may not be enclosed.
    3. In case of change of personal particulars (due to change by the applicant or wrong filling of particulars by the applicant or Indian Mission/Office), copy of the document (s) relevant for effecting the requisite changes viz. Nationality Certificate in case of change of nationality etc. to be enclosed.

FAQs- OCI Miscelleneous Services

Only a registered Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder can avail the OCI Miscellaneous Services.

OCI Miscellaneous Services can be availed only by the registered OCI cardholders for re-issuance/issuance of duplicate OCI documents in the following contingencies:

     (i) In case of issuance of new passport.

     (ii) In case of change of personal particulars viz. nationality etc.

     (iii) In case of loss/damage of OCI registration certificate.

   (iv) In case of filling of wrong personal particulars while submitting online applications viz. name, father‟s name, date of birth etc.,

     (v) In case of manually filled in applications (discontinued now) mistakes have been committed by the Indian Mission/Post/Office while entering the personal particulars.

     (vi) In case of change of address/occupation.

The applicants have to submit the application form online and upload all the requisite documents (self attested), photograph and signature (in the case of minors who cannot sign, left hand thumb impression) along with the application. After submission of the complete application online including documents, photograph and signature, the original of the supporting documents have to be submitted to the Indian Mission/ Post/ FRRO concerned for prior verification. For details of offices where the applicants have to submit the original supporting documents for prior verification , please see “Addresses of offices to file OCI Miscellaneous Service applications”.

No. Each person has to individually apply online for availing the services.

Application has to be submitted online only. After submission of the complete application online including documents, photograph and signature, the original of the supporting documents have to be submitted to the Indian Mission/ Post/ FRRO concerned for prior verification.

No

The  application has to be submitted online only. After submission of the complete application online including documents, photograph and signature, the original of the supporting documents have to be submitted to the Indian Mission/ Post/ FRRO concerned for prior verification.

(a) US $ 25 or equivalent in local currency for re-issuance of OCI documents in case of issuance of new passport, change of personal particulars, wrong filing of particulars. In case of applications filed in India, a demand draft for Rs. 1,400/- drawn in favour of “Pay and Accounts Officer (Secretariat), Ministry of Home Affairs” payable at New Delhi has to be enclosed.

(b) US $ 100 or equivalent in local currency for issuance of duplicate OCI documents in case of loss/damage. In case of application filed in India, an amount of Rs.5,500/- has to be paid.

(c) In respect of the services for change of address/ occupation, no new OCI registration certificate will be issued and accordingly, payment of fee does not arise.

The applicant can verify the status of the application online on Online Status Enquiry by quoting the Registration Number or File (Acknowledgement) Number.

A new OCI Registration Certificate would be issued after surrender of the old OCI documents.

OCI registration certificate have to be got re-issued each time a new passport is issued up to the completion of 20 years of age and once after completion of 50 years of age in view of biological changes in face of the applicant.

Re-issuance of OCI registration certificate is not mandatory each time a new passport is issued between 21-50 years of age. However, if the applicant wishes to obtain new set of OCI documents, he/she can apply for the same. If the OCI card is issued at the age of 50 years, there is no need for re-issuance of OCI.

In case of loss of OCI documents, file a complaint with the Police authorities and enclose a copy of the complaint with the application along with the requisite fee.

The duplicate OCI documents shall be granted only after personal interview. The date and time of personal interview shall be intimated by the concerned Indian Mission/Post/Office.

The duplicate OCI documents shall be granted only after personal interview. The date and time of personal interview shall be intimated by the concerned Indian Mission/Post/Office.

We request you to please raise a service request if you have any further queries. Our 24/7 helpline team will be happy to assist you.