About Us PIO-OCI/Renunciation


To apply for Passport & Passport Related Application like (PCC, GEP, Emergency Certificate and Surrender Certificate) click on the link https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/


Fees for OCI/ Renunciation services

 

1. Fees for New OCI – 1780 DKK

2. Fees for conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card – 880 DKK

3. Reissuance of OCI Card – 180 DKK

4. Duplicate OCI in case of loss/Damage of OCI documents – 660 DKK

5. Renunciation – DKK 1300

6. The fee should be paid 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.

7. Applicants who are sending their application by post and wish to receive their OCI card by post must send their original OCI and self-address stamped returned envelope.

 

 

Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

 

As per the citizenship rules of Government of India, Indian nationals living abroad who intend to acquire a foreign citizenship are required to renounce their Indian citizenship. Since the Government of India does not permit dual nationality to Indian citizens. This requirement is necessary to process applications for OCI cards by persons of Indian origin who have acquired citizenship of another country.

 

Documents to be submitted at the Embassy:

1.     Application form for Renunciation: To surrender Indian Passport, please fill the form at https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/.

2.     Proof of Danish citizenship. This is typically a letter from the Danish immigration authorities/Statsborgerretsbevis/Naturalization of foreign nationality. Please note the date of issue of your Danish passport is NOT the day you obtained the citizenship!

3.     Your previous Indian passport and copy of first and last page.

4.     Your current foreign passport and copy of first page.

 

 

1.OCI applicants who have formerly held Indian passport or who are of Indian origin:

 

Documents to be submitted at the Embassy:

·         Application form (To be filled in online ( www.ociservices.gov.in.) printed and signed)

·         Two recent colour photos with white background, size 2 inch x 2 inch (51mmx51mm)

·         Danish passport copy /current valid passport copy

·         Previous Indian passport Copy (First and last page)

·         Naturalization certificate/Statsborgerretsbevis copy of the applicant who have formerly held Indian passport

·         Copy of CPR card/Yellow card/ Sygesikringskort

·         If never have held an Indian passport: Proof of your Indian origin (e.g. photocopies of parents ‘or grandparents’ Indian passports or OCI card, Nativity Certificate from competent authority in India). Apostilled Birth Certificates (Ministry of foreigner affairs Denmark/ competent authorities)

Documents to be uploaded online along with application:

·         Danish passport copy /current valid passport copy

·         Previous Indian passport copy of self/Indian origin proof of parents

·         If never have held an Indian passport: Birth certificate with apostille from the competent authorities (Ministry of foreigner affairs Denmark)

·         Copy of CPR card/Yellow card/ Sygesikringskort

 

Note: Original CPR card, Apostilled Birth Certificate (If never have held an Indian passport), Danish passport/current valid passport must be shown at the embassy at the time of submission and original Indian passport to be submitted at the Embassy, which will be returned after a cancellation. Applicant (age above 12 years and below 70 years) has to visit the Embassy for Biometrics at the time of submission of application.

 

 

2. OCI applicants who are applying based on marriage:

 

Documents to be submitted at the Embassy:

·         Application form (to be filled in online ( www.ociservices.gov.in.) printed and signed)

·         Two recent colour photos with white background, size 2-inch x 2 inch (51mmx51mm)

·         Danish passport copy/current valid passport copy

·         Copy of apostilled marriage certificate (Please note you can only apply after two years of marriage. If you get a divorce, you must have your OCI cancelled.)

·         Copy of Spouse’s Indian passport/OCI card (First and last page)

·         Copy of CPR card/Yellow card/ Sygesikringskort

 

Documents to be uploaded online along with application:

·         Danish passport copy/current valid passport copy

·         Spouse’s Indian passport/OCI card copy (First and last page)

·         Apostilled Marriage Certificate

·         Copy of CPR card/Yellow card/ Sygesikringskort

 

Note: Original CPR card, Apostilled Marriage Certificate, Danish passport or current valid passport and spouse’s Indian passport/OCI have to be shown at the embassy at the time of submission. Applicant along with his/her spouse have to visit the Embassy for an interview and Biometrics at the time of submission of application.

 


3. To apply for OCI renewal, please submit the following:

 

Documents to be submitted at the Embassy

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

·         New Danish Passport copy/ current valid passport copy

·         Two recent colour photos with white background, size 2-inch x 2 inch (51mmx51mm)

·         Old OCI card copy (First and last page)

·         Copy of CPR card/Yellow Card/ Sygesikringskort

·         Police complaint report in the case of lost OCI card

·         Name change certificate in case of name change which needs to be updated in OCI

 

Documents to be uploaded on the online along with application:

·         New Danish Passport copy/ current valid passport copy

·         Old OCI card copy (First and last page)

 

 

4. To apply for OCI card in lieu of valid PIO card, please submit the following:

 

It has been decided by the Government of India that fees to be charged for OCI card in lieu of valid PIO Card will be DKK 880 effective for all such applications which have been filled after 31.12.2017. For all applications that were submitted by the applicants online till 31.12.2017, the OCI Card in lieu of valid PIO Card will be on gratis basis (no fee).

 

With effect from 9 January 2015, the PIO card scheme is no longer in existence. All valid PIO cards must be converted to OCI by 31 December 2017. Conversion is free of charge. Remember to choose the correct registration form!

 

PIO cardholders are deemed to be OCI cardholders. The conversion process does not require any extra scrutiny or additional documentation except for the requirement of copies of the foreign passport and the existing PIO card. In other words, PIO card to OCI card conversion does not entail the same procedure as followed in issuance of a fresh OCI card to those who never held a PIO card.

 

Documents to be submitted at the Embassy

·         Application form (OCI card in lieu of valid PIO Card form filled online ( www.ociservices.gov.in.), printed and signed)

·         New Danish Passport copy/ current valid passport copy

·         Two recent colour photos with white background, size 2-inch x 2 inch (51mmx51mm)

·         PIO card copy (First and last page)

·         Copy of CPR card/Yellow Card/ Sygesikringskort

 

Documents to be uploaded on the online along with application:

·         New Danish Passport copy/ current valid passport copy

·         PIO card copy (First and last page)

 

Note: Original CPR card, PIO card and Danish passport/current valid passport must be shown at the embassy at the time of submission, which will be returned after a cancellation. Applicant (age above 12 years and below 70 years) has to visit the Embassy for Biometrics at the time of submission of application.

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS:

 

1.      Re-issued of  Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card:

OCI 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.

 

2.      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.

 

 

3.    Benefits to an OCI cardholder:

a)    Multiple entry lifelong visa for visiting India for any purpose.

b)    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.

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

d)    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.

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

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

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

h)    Parity with NRIs in respect of :

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

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

1.    Doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists ;

2.    Advocates ;

3.    Architects ;

4.    Chartered Accountants

                                       iii.    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).

 

4.    Benefits to which OCI cardholder is not entitled to:

i)      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.

j)      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.

k)    Cannot acquire agricultural or plantation properties in India.