OCI Card Consular Services

OCI Card

All applications are to be completed online. Procedures are as follows:

Please apply online athttp://passport.gov.in/oci/ and submit physically print of application, specified photos,documentation,fees at the VFS Centre with prior online appointment. Please see websitewww.vfsglobal.com/India/UK for detailed information. OCI Card is approved by the authorities in India and takes minimum 4-6 weeks. OCI Miscellaneous services take 7-10 days. Delay beyond the specific time frame cannot be ruled out owing to certain technical reasons.All applicants are advised to book their travel only after obtaining the OCI Card.

Applicants can check the status of their application on the linkhttps://passport.gov.in/oci/statusEnqury When the OCI application has been processed and is ready for collection, please follow collection procedure given in VFS Website:http://www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk/OCI.html OCI Cards will be delivered by Post/Courier only by VFS once approved and ready. The High Commission of India, London will not be responsible for loss or delay of the documents.

OCI applications on spouse basis take longer than normal OCI application to process as these application are subject to clearances from concerned authority. Applicant are required to upload minimum supporting documents viz., applicants passport, proper marriage certificate and spouse’s OCI card/valid Indian Passport, failing which the application is liable to be rejected.

Re-issuance of OCI is mandatory every time passport is renewed up to the age of 20 years, and once after completing 50 years of age in view of frequent biological changes in facial features in this age group. Please view the full requirements for re-issue of OCI at the following linkhttp://www.vfsglobal.com/India/UK/pdf/GuidelinesOCI.pdf

The Nativity certificate is to be applied directly in India with the District authorities of place of birth. Application for the same can be obtained fromhttp://www.vfsglobal.com/India/UK/.

Note: The High Commission has not appointed or authorized any other agency or individual agent to render any service on behalf of the High Commission other than M/s. VFS Global (www.vfsglobal.com/India/UK/ )and it shall not be responsible for any transaction made with unauthorized agencies / agents.