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OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP OF INDIA(OCI) CARD

PIO CARD SCHEME IS DISCONTINUED W.E.F. 9.1.2015

MERGER OF PIO INTO OCI SCHEME 

An OCI card is a life long visa for India with no restrictions on number of visits, duration of stay and with exemption from any registration formalities. It also offers a range of economic, financial and educational benefits on par with Non Resident Indians(NRI) (for details please see brochure-OCI)

ELIGIBLITY FOR OCI CARD

A person is entitled for a OCI card if :

i)Who is a citizen of another country

ii) He/She or either of his/her parents/grand parents/great grand parents was a citizen of India at the time of, or any time after commencement of Constitution(26.01.1950)


ii) He/She is a spouse of foreign origin of a citizen of India or an OCI card holder and whose marriage is registered and submitted for a continuous period of not less than two years.

An application for issue/renewal of a PIO card can be made in the prescribed form. The form is available from the Consular Section of the Embassy and can also be downloaded from the following link:PIO Application

APPLICATION

Application for registration of OCI can be made online at Govt of India website http://mha.nic.in/ForeigDiv/ForeigHome.html

Form'A' is filled online and Form'B' is filled manually. Both the forms alongwith required documents are to be submitted at Embassy's Consular Division (for details-see Brochure-OCI

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ISSUE OF OCI CARD


1. Completed Application forms('A' & 'B') with four color photograph of size 2" x 2" (80% coverage of face) & light color background(not white)

2 Proof of present citizenship(Myanmar Passport)

3 Proof of India Citizenship of either applicant, parent, grandparent, or great grandparents, or spouse. Proof of Indian citizenship of  one person from these categories is sufficient. Indian passport is the most reliable proof of citizenship

4 Evidence of relationship with the parent/grand parent or person, if their Indian Origin is claimed as basis for grant of OCI Card

5 Application Fee of US$ 275/- for each applicant. US$ 25 for each PIO Card Holder, US$ 145 for each minor PIO Card Holder

 

VALIDITY OF AN OCI CARD

An OCI Card is valid life long subject to the condition that the OCI Card Holder possess a valid Myanmar passport.

 FACILIITIES ENJOYED BY OCI CARD HOLDERS IN INDIA

 1 An OCI card holder shall not require a separate visa to visit India

2 An OCI card holder is allowed to visit India any number of times, stay for any duration without registration with FRRO.

3 All OCI Card holders shall enjoy parity with NRIS in  all facilities available to them in economics, financial, educational, cultural and other areas excpet acquiring agriculture or plantation properties.

For more information download the following documents-OCI-INTRO

                                                                                                        OCI-BROCHURE

                                                                                                        OCI-FAQs

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