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1. Documents required for OCI’s application

High Commission of India has been receiving queries related to the documents required for OCI applications. 

In this connection, it is hereby informed that an application for an OCI card will be accepted only after the process of surrender of the applicant’s Indian Passport has been completed and formalities related to obtaining the renunciation certificate initiated, in short, on the basis of a receipt for fee for a Renunciation Certificate.

2. Important information regarding submission of OCI application applying on 'Foreign spouse' category.

As per Extant OCI guidelines, it is mandatory to have an initial verification interview of the applicants (Foreign Spouses) who are applying for OCI Card on the basis of Indian origin spouse.

A personal interview shall be conducted by the Indian Mission/Post/FRRO concerned at the time of document verification and the application shall be acknowledged on the online system only after the personal interview and establishing the suitability of the applicant for registration as OCI card holder.

The applicant and spouse can visit the High Commission of India, London, with prior appointment. The appointment can be sought on [email protected].

Note:- This appointment/interview should not be taken as guarantee for issuance of OCI card as the same would be decided by the authorities concerned after examination of documents and application.