Please select this service if you would like to apply for an OCI card as an adult and you do not hold a PIO card.
A New OCI card for an applicant who DOES NOT hold a PIO card is given to a non-Indian national who:
Was eligible to become a citizen of India on January 26, 1950 or later, or
Was a citizen of India on, or at any time after, January 26, 1950, or
Belonged to a territory that became part of India after August 15, 1947, or
Is a child or grandchild of a person who meets any of the criteria listed above.
Non US passport holders who hold a temporary visa such as B1/B2 are not eligible.
Any one who is or has ever been a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh is not eligible for OCI status.
Your OCI application will not be processed without all items listed below. If all items are not provided, your application will be returned to you in approximately 10 business days, and the service fee of $4.70 will apply along with applicable shipping and handling costs. Documents should be provided in the same order as they appear on this checklist.