Indian Origin Fresh OCI

Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) of certain category as has been specified in the Brochure who migrated from India and acquired citizenship of a foreign country other than Pakistan and Bangladesh, are eligible for grant of OCI as long as their home countries allow dual citizenship in some form or the other under their local laws.


A foreign national, who was eligible to become citizen of India on 26.01.1950 or was a citizen of India on or at any time after 26.01.1950 or belonged to a territory that became part of India after 15.08.1947 and his/her children and grandchildren, provided his/her country of citizenship allows dual citizenship in some form or other under the local laws, is eligible for registration as Overseas Citizen of India.


  1. Duly filled Application form
    Login to Applicants need to upload all the requisite documents and photo and signature.
  1. 2’*2’ white background photos – 2
  2. Proof of citizenship:
  3. Applicant passport copy and birth certificate (all Sri Lankan documents except passport need to be attested with Ministry of external Affairs, Sri Lanka (MOFA). Passport should be valid for atleast 6 months from the date of application and in case of foreign passport (country other than Sri Lanka) residence visa should be valid for 6 months atleast.
  4. Cancelled/surrendered Indian Passport person (In case applicant has surrendered Indian passport in or after 2010, they need to submit surrender certificate as well.
  5. Proof of Address mentioned Application
  6. Copy of Electricity bill or NIC card or Telephone bill or water bill in the name of own/spouse/parents/grandparents.
  7. In case of rented accommodation, Lease/Rent agreement from tenants and No Objection letter from Tenant along with copy of electricity bill/NIC card/Telephone bill/Water Bill mentioning the address of application.
  8. Document to prove the linkage between the applicant and root person mentioned in the application like copy of Birth certificate of father, grandfather, great grandfather and copy of citizenship certificate of father/grandfather/great grandfather.
  9. Proof of Indian Origin
    Copy of Indian passport of root person
    Digital copy of Inherited Lank documents in India
    Copy of Inherited Land documents attested from competent Indian authority
    Copy of Original pattabook


  • Persons registered as OCI have not been given any voting rights, election to Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha/Legislative Assembly/Council, holding Constitutional posts such as President, Vice President, Judge of Supreme Court/High Court.
  • Any further benefits to OCIs will be notified by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) under section 7B (1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955.
  • If it has been found that the registration as an OCI was obtained by means of fraud, false representation or concealment of any material fact or the registered OCI has shown disaffection towards the Constitution of India or comes under any of the provisions of section 7D of the Citizenship Act, the registration of such person will not only be cancelled forthwith but he/she will also be blacklisted from visiting India.
  • For any clarification/query on the scheme, please visit website or
  • Provided that no person, who is or had been a citizen of Pakistan, Bangladesh or such other country as the Central.
  • High Commission of India may ask other necessary documents at the time of processing of application.
  • Submission time – 9.00 am to 12.00 pm in Weekdays.