Suggested documents for OCI card and for conversion of PIO Cards to OCI Cards

ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS VERIFICATION

With effect from 23.11.2015, applicants must complete the online application form for OCI in all aspects and upload the self-attested copies of all the required documents, photographs and signatures, and submit the print out of the completed OCI application form as well as original and photocopies of all the supporting documents.

  1. Requirements for OCI Card
  2. Requirements for PIO Card conversion to OCI card

REQUIREMENTS FOR OCI CARD

  1. OCI application form duly filled in online at http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaAction then saved, printed and completed in all respects, duly signed including affixing of photo as per specifications given in the link Guidelines for photographs and Sample Photographs on the website of the Embassy, under “passport information”.
  2. Self-attested copy of foreign passport.
  3. Original DNI or foreign identity card (Residence card) with self-attested copy. If it is not possible to submit the original, get its photocopy stamped by Notary, National Police, Ayuntamiento or HCI in Barcelona or Tenerife.
  4. Self-attested copy of proof when foreign nationality granted (Certificado Literal) with English translation.
  5. Self-attested copy of Indian passport Surrender Certificate, if Surrender Certificate not available, then self-attested photocopy of last Indian passport.
  6. Two additional photos from same snap as affixed in the form.
  7. Declaration of change in name, if name has been changed.
  8. Consular Fee (219€)

Following additional documents, if the applicant never held Indian passport:

  1. Instead of copies of last Indian passport and Surrender Certificate, please come to the Embassy to sign before the Consular Officer, an affidavit declaring that applicant never held Indian passport.
  2. Self-attested copy of any document that proves Indian origin, like Indian passport or birth certificate of applicant or either of the parents, grandparents, school living certificate, etc.
  3. Relevant documents establishing hierarchy of the parentage.

(*) additional further documents maybe required after examination of the documents received.

FOR MINORS:

OCI General Requirements:

  1. OCI application form duly filled in online at http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaAction then saved, printed and completed in all respects, duly signed including affixing of photo as per specifications given in the link Guidelines for photographs and Sample Photographs on the website of the Embassy, under “passport information”.
  2. Self-attested copy of foreign passport.
  3. Original DNI or foreign identity card (Residence card) with self-attested copy. If it is not possible to submit the original, get its photocopy stamped by Notary, National Police, Ayuntamiento, or HCI in Barcelona or Tenerife.
  4. Self-attested copy of proof when foreign nationality granted (Certificado Literal) with English translation.
  5. Self-attested copy of Indian passport Surrender Certificate, if Surrender Certificate not available, then self-attested photocopy of last Indian passport.
  6. Two additional photo from same snap as affixed in the form.
  7. Declaration of change in name, if name has been changed.
  8. Self-attested copy of parents' foreign passport.
  9.  Self-attested copy of parents' Indian passport cancelled and Self-attested copy of parents Surrender Certificate. Or Self-attested copy of one or both parents OCI card.
  10. Self-attested copy of Marriage certificate of parents legalized with English translation, if required.
  11. Consular Fee (219€)

Following additional documents, if the applicant never held Indian passport:

  1. Instead of copies of last Indian passport and Surrender Certificate, both parents have to come to the Embassy in Madrid and sign before the Consular Officer an affidavit declaring this circumstance. This attesting service has a fee of 15€. 
  2.  Self-attested copy of any document that proves Indian origin, like Indian passport or birth certificate of applicant or either of the parents, grandparents, school living certificate, etc.

 (*) additional further documents maybe required after examination of the documents received.

FOR SPOUSE OF INDIAN ORIGIN PERSON:

OCI General Requirements:

  1. OCI application form duly filled in online at http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaAction then saved, printed and completed in all respects, duly signed including affixing of photo as per specifications given in the link Guidelines for photographs and Sample Photographs on the website of the Embassy, under “passport information”.
  2. Self-attested copy of foreign passport
  3. Original DNI or foreign identity card (Residence card) with self-attested copy. If it is not possible to submit the original, get its photocopy stamped by Notary, National Police, Ayuntamiento or HCI in Barcelona or Tenerife.
  4. Two additional photos from same snap as affixed in the form.
  5. Self- attested copy of Marriage Certificate with English translation or International format of Marriage Certificate.
  6. Both spouses have to come to the Embassy in Madrid and sign a joint affidavit regarding marriage continuity for more than 2 years before the date of the application, to be signed before the Consular Officer. This attesting service has a fee of 15€. 
  7. Self-attested copy of Indian passport or OCI card of Indian origin spouse.
  8. Fee of 219€

(*) additional further documents maybe required after examination of the documents received.

OCI MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES:

  1. For change in any details in the OCI ( new passport number, applicant´s name, etc)
  1.  OCI application form duly filled in online at http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaAction then saved, printed and completed in all respects, duly signed including affixing of photo as per specifications given in the link Guidelines for photographs and Sample Photographs on the website of the Embassy, under “passport information”.
  2. Self-attested copy of new foreign passport.
  3. Self-attested copy of old foreign passport if the OCI card refers to it.
  4. Self-attested copy of old OCI card.
  5. Two additional photos from same snap as affixed in the form.
  6. Consular Fee (23€)

(*) additional further documents maybe required after examination of the documents received.

  1. Damage/ Lost OCI:
  1. OCI application form duly filled in online at http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaAction then saved, printed and completed in all respects, duly signed including affixing of photo as per specifications given in the link Guidelines for photographs and Sample Photographs on the website of the Embassy, under “passport information”.
  2. Self-attested copy of  new foreign passport
  3. Self-attested copy of  old foreign passport if the OCI refers to it.
  4. Self-attested copy of  Police report with English translation.
  5. Applicant has to visit Indian Embassy in Madrid and sign an affidavit before the Consular Officer stating circumstances of loss of OCI card. This attesting service has a fee of 15€. 
  6. Self-attested copy of old OCI card if possible.
  7. Two additional photos from same snap as affixed in the form.
  8. Consular Fee (78€)

(*) additional further documents maybe required after examination of the documents received.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR PIO CARD CONVERSION TO OCI CARD

  1. As regards submission of application for registration as OCI cardholders in lieu of the PIO card on line, the date of submission of online applications by erstwhile PIO cardholders with valid PIO cards as on 9.1.2015 has been extended till 30.06.2017.
  2. The applicants may submit the applications for OCI cards in lieu of PIO card to the Indian Mission concerned within the jurisdiction of his/her place of residence.
  1. Indian origin PIO CARD holder:
    1. On line application form filled up in all aspects (http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaActionPIO)
    2. Two additional photos from same snap as affixed in the form.
    3. Original PIO card and self- attested copy.
    4. Self-attested copy of current Spanish passport and old Spanish passport if the PIO card refers to it.
    5. No fees.

(*) additional further documents maybe required after examination of the documents received.

  1. Minor Indian origin:
    1. On line application form filled up in all aspects (http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaActionPIO)
    2. Two additional photos from same snap as affixed in the form.
    3. Original PIO card and self - attested copy.
    4. Self-attested copy of current Spanish passport and old Spanish passport if the PIO card refers to it.
    5. Fees of 52€.  (Difference between fess for PIO card of minor and adult.)

(*) additional further documents maybe required after examination of the documents received.

  1. PIO card holder that acquired PIO Card when she/he was a minor:
    1. On line application form filled up in all aspects (http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaActionPIO)
    2. Two additional photos from same snap as affixed in the form.
    3. Original PIO card and self - attested copy.
    4. Self-attested copy of current Spanish passport and old Spanish passport if the PIO card refers to it.
    5. Fee of 52€. (Difference between fess for PIO card of minor and adult.)

(*) additional further documents maybe required after examination of the documents received.

  1. Lost PIO:
    1. On line application form filled up in all aspects (http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaActionPIO)
    2. Two additional photos from same snap as affixed in the form.
    3. Self-attested copy of PIO card.
    4. Self-attested copy of current Spanish passport and old Spanish passport if the PIO card refers to it.
    5. Self-attested copy of Police report with English translation.
    6. Applicant has to visit Indian Embassy in Madrid and sign an affidavit before the Consular Officer stating circumstances of loss of PIO card. This attesting service has a fee of 15€. 
    7. Fee of 100€

(*) additional further documents maybe required after examination of the documents received.

  1. PIO CARD  holder spouse of Indian origin person:
    1. On line application form filled up in all aspects (http://passport.gov.in/oci/capchaActionPIO)
    2. Two additional photos from same snap as affixed in the form
    3. Original PIO card and self- attested copy
    4. Self-attested copy of current Spanish passport and old Spanish passport if the PIO refers to it.
    5. Original DNI or foreign identity card (Residence card) with self-attested copy. If it is no possible to submit the original, get its photocopy stamped by Notary, National Police, Ayuntamiento, or HCI in Barcelona or Tenerife
    6. Self-attested copy Marriage Certificate with English translation
    7. Both spouses have to come to the Embassy in Madrid and attach a joint affidavit attesting marriage continuity for more than 2 years before the date of the application to be signed before the Consular Officer. This attesting service has a fee of 15€. 
    8.  Self-attested copy of Indian passport or OCI card of Indian origin spouse.
    9. No fees.

(*) additional further documents maybe required after examination of the documents received.

As on 20th April, 2016