About Us PIO OCI

TO APPLY FOR OCI CARD, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

Applicants who have formerly held Indian passport or who are of Indian origin:

  • Application form (filled in online ( www.ociservices.gov.in.) printed and signed)

  • Danish passport copy/current valid passport copy

  • If previously held an Indian passport: Photocopy of Surrender Certificate or cancelled Indian passport

  • If never have held an Indian passport: proof of your Indian origin (eg. photocopies of parents’ or grandparents’ Indian passports or OCI card, Nativity Certificate from competent authority in India)

  • Two recent colour photos

  • CPR card and residence permit


Note:

Documents to be uploaded on the online file are Current passport copy and Cancelled Indian passport copy of self/Indian origin proof of parent’s. Original Danish passport or current valid passport must be shown at the embassy at the time of submission. Applicant has to visit the Embassy for submission of Biometrics at the time of submission of application.


Applicants who are applying based on marriage:


  • Application form (filled in online ( www.ociservices.gov.in.), printed and signed)

  • Danish passport copy/current valid passport copy

  • Original marriage certificate with apostile from the competent authorities along with copies thereof (Please note you can only apply after two years of marriage. If you get a divorce, you must have your OCI cancelled.) Spouse’s original Indian passport/OCI card and copies thereof

  • Two recent colour photo

  • CPR card and residence permit


Note:

Documents to be uploaded on the online file are Current passport copy, Spouse Indian passport/OCI card copy, apostiled Marriage Certificate. Original Danish passport or current valid passport have to be shown at the embassy at the time of submission. Applicant along with his/her spouse have to visit the Embassy for interview at the time of submission of application.


TO APPLY FOR OCI RENEWAL, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Application form (OCI Miscellaneous Services form filled online ( www.ociservices.gov.in.), printed and signed)

  • New Passport passport copy/ current valid passport copy

  • Two colour photos

  • Old OCI card copy

  • Police complaint report in the case of lost OCI card



Note
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Applicants who send their application by post and wish to receive their OCI card by post must send their original passport for verification along with a stamped returned envelope.


Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card has to be re-issued each time a new passport is acquired by the cardholder up to the age of 20 years. OCI card has to be re-issued mandatorily only once after the card holder completes 50 years of age, irrespective of the fact whether the cardholder has obtained a new passport or not. Re-issuance of OCI card is not required each time a passport is issued to a cardholder between 21 and 50 years of age.  There is no mandatory requirement of carrying the old passport but  may be advisable to carry as part of abundant precaution.


Fees for OCI services

1. Fees for New OCI – 1780 DKK
2. Fees for conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card – 660 DKK
3. Reissuance of OCI Card – 180 DKK
4. Duplicate OCI in case of loss/Damage of OCI documents – 660 DKK
5. The fee should be deposited at the Embassy by Dankort or Visa Dankort OR by Bank Transfer (Embassy of India, Copenhagen Account No. 4001-11421733). In case of Bank Transfer, it is mandatory to provide print of payment proof.


PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS FOR OCI

  • The photograph should be in color and of the size of 2 inch x 2 inch (51mmx51mm).

  • The background should be a plain white or off-white. 

  • The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous-tone quality.

  • It should have full face, front-view, eyes open.

  • Photo should present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin. Center head with in frame.

  • Photo should be taken within the last 3 months to reflect your current appearance.

  • There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or on the background.

  • Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.

  • The expression on the face should look natural and neutral.

  • Non-tinted prescription glasses are allowed as long as your eyes are clearly visible.






Benefits to an OCI cardholder:


  1. Multiple entry lifelong visa for visiting India for any purpose.

  2. However, OCI Cardholders are not entitled to undertake any Research work, Missionary work, Mountaineering and Journalism in India without prior permission of the Government of India. OCI cardholder shall also require Protected Area Permit (PAP)/Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit any place which falls within the Protected/Restricted Area notified by the Government as in the case of any other foreigner.

  3. Exemption from registration with Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) or Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) for any length of stay in India.

  4. Parity with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in respect of all facilities available to them in economic, financial and educational fields except in matters relating to the acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties.

  5. Treated at par with the Non-Resident Indians in the matter of inter-country adoption of Indian children.

  6. Treated at par with resident Indian nationals in the matter of tariffs in air fares in domestic sectors in India.

  7. Shall be charged the same entry fee as domestic Indian visitors to visit national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India.

  8. Parity with NRIs in respect of :

- Entry fees to be charged for visiting the national monuments, historical sites and museums in India ;

- Pursuing the following professions in India, in pursuance of the provisions contained in the relevant Acts, namely :-

(i) Doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists ;

(ii) Advocates ;

(iii) Architects ;

(iv) Chartered Accountants

- To appear for the All India Pre-Medical Test or such other tests to make them eligible for admission and eligible for teaching faculty in IITs, NITs, IIMs, IISER, IISc, Central Universities and in the new AIIMS set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

Benefits to which OCI Cardholder is not entitled to :

  1. Not entitled to vote, be a member of Legislative Assembly or Legislative Council or Parliament, cannot hold Constitutional posts such as President, Vice President, Judge of Supreme Court or High Court, etc.

  2. Shall not be entitled for appointment to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or of any State except for appointment in such services and posts as the Central Government may, by special order, in that behalf, specify.

  3. Cannot acquire agricultural or plantation properties in India.