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Registration as Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Guidelines

  • Please check the holiday’s calendar of the Consulate before coming. The timings for submission of applications are from 0915 to 1215 hrs on all working days. The passports are delivered between 1600 hrs to 1700 hrs at the Consulate counter. In case of any queries, please contact the Consular section of the Consulate between 1500 hrs to 1600 hrs only. Before coming to the consulate for collecting the passport, please send us an e-mail at: vcconsul@consolatoindia.com.
  • Under Indian legal provisions, Persons of Indian origin (PIO) who have acquired Foreign citizenship on or after 01-06-2010 are required to submit declaration of renunciation of Indian citizenship and surrender their Indian Passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post immediately. Those PIOs who became foreign nationals before 01-06-2010 are required only to surrender their Indian Passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post and obtain a surrender certificate.  The Indian Citizenship Act does not allow dual citizenship. Holding/acquiring Indian passport or traveling on Indian passport after acquisition of foreign citizenship constitutes an offence under the Passport Act and attracts penalties.
  • In view of this legal provision all concerned foreign nationals of Indian origin applying for OCI/PIO card or other consular services are required to surrender their Indian passports (valid/expired) to the Consulate General of India, Milan. They would be issued an acknowledgement/surrender certificate in lieu of depositing their Indian passports.
  • The Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship (Form XXII) is available at http://mha.nic.in/pdfs/Citi_Rule-2009.pdf
  • Applicants are requested to keep intact the renunciation/surrender certificate issued by the Consulate in their personal custody as a copy of the same has to be produced every time for availing any kind of visa/consular service.
  • The applicants should apply in person for identity verification.

Eligibility
  • A foreign national, who was eligible to become citizen of India on 26.01.1950 or was a citizen of India on or at anytime after 26.01.1950 or belonged to a territory that became part of India after 15.08.1947 and his/her children and grand children, provided his/her country of citizenship allows dual citizenship in some form or other under the local laws, is eligible for registration as an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). Minor children of such persons are also eligible for OCI. However, if the applicant had ever been a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh, he/she will not be eligible for OCI Card. The detailed information is available on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India  http://mha.nic.in/foreignDiv/OCI.html
  • The application form for OCI is available on the MHA website. The form has two parts, Part A has to be filled in for each applicant of the family and Part B is common for all applicants of the family. Part A needs to be submitted online whereupon a file number will be generated and it can be printed along with Part B. Online registration may be done by logging on to website: http://passport.gov.in/oci/OnlineOCIRegistrationG.jsp and clicking on ‘Online Registration’.
  • The OCI card comes with visa sticker which is pasted on the foreign passport and is valid for the life long. However if the applicant changes his/her foreign passport, he may get a new OCI card by applying under miscellaneous services at https://passport.gov.in/oci/OnlineOCIMiscMain.jsp If the screen appears with the message ‘there is a problem with the website’s security’, please choose ‘continue to the website’.

Benefits of OCI card

Documents Required

  • Cancelled Indian Passport with self attested photocopy of the first/last and observation page if any or surrender certificate issued by the Consulate with self attested photocopy. The surrender certificate may be issued upon payment of requisite fee.
  • Foreign passport with self attested photocopies of the pages having full particulars of the holder, issuing authority and residence proof.
  • Four passport size photographs with light clear background, one of them pasted in the relevant column of the application form.
  • Evidence of self or parents or grand parents (a) Being eligible to become a citizen of India at the time of commencement of the Constitution; or (b) Belonging to a territory that became part of India after 15th August, 1947; or (c) Being citizen of India on or after 26th January, 1950. These could be (i) Copy of the Indian passport (ii) Copy of the domicile certificate issued by the competent authority or (iii) Any other proof.
  • In case of minors, a copy of the Foreign Passport of the applicant\\\'s parent must be attached
  • Evidence of relationship as parent/grand parent, if their Indian origin is claimed as basis for grant of OCI
  • PIO card holder should submit a copy of his/her PIO card

Fee: Euros 216
         Euros 20 for PIO Card Holders (Major)
         Euros 110 for PIO Card Holders (Minor)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: A service charge of Euro 3/- (Three only) towards Indian Community Welfare Fund would be levied on every application for Passport, Visa and Consular services.

Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) Card - Miscellaneous Services

Guidelines
  • Please check the holiday’s calendar of the Consulate before coming. The timings for submission of applications are from 0915 to 1215 hrs on all working days. The passports are delivered between 1600 hrs to 1700 hrs at the Consulate counter. In case of any queries, please contact the Consular section of the Consulate between 1500 hrs to 1600 hrs only. Before coming to the consulate for collecting the passport, please send us an e-mail at: vcconsul@consolatoindia.com.
  • The applicants should apply in person for identity verification.
  • The application is available under miscellaneous service at https://passport.gov.in/oci/OnlineOCIMiscMain.jsp. If the screen appears with the message \\\'there is a problem with the website\\\'s security\\\', please choose \\\'continue to the website\\\'.

Documents Required

    • Passport or documents in original which supports the change of particulars in the OCI card along with self attested photocopies.
    • Residence proof with self attested photocopy.
    • Two passport size photographs with light clear background, one of them pasted in the relevant column of the application form.
    • Old OCI card in original with self attested photocopy.

    Fee:
    Euros 20

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: A service charge of Euro 3/- (Three only) towards Indian Community Welfare Fund would be levied on every application for Passport, Visa and Consular services.



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