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Documents to be submitted with the application
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(1) Proof of present citizenship –

(a) Copy of present valid passport (applicable in all cases), with validity of minimum 6 months at the time of submission of application.

(b) Copy of the certificate of registration of citizenship/ Naturalization (as the case may be), for the present nationality of the applicant (applicable in all cases).

(c) Cancelled/ Surrendered Indian passport with Surrender Certificate or Renunciation Certificate (for those who have surrendered Indian passport in or after 2010).

(2) Evidence of address of the place of application

(i) Copy of the Utility Bill/ Telephone Bill/ Drivers’ License in own/ parents/ grandparents/ spouse name 

(4) Evidence of self or parents or grandparents or great grandparents [for cases covered by para 24.1.1 (a) above]

(a) Being a citizen of India at the time of, or at any time after the commencement of the Constitution i.e. 26.01.1950; or

(b) Being eligible to become a citizen of India at the time of commencement of the Constitution i.e. 26.01.1950; or

(c) Belonging to a territory that became part of India after 15th August, 1947. These could be:

(i) Copy of the Indian Passport; or

(ii) Copy of the Domicile Certificate issued by the Competent Authority; or

(iii) Copy of Nativity Certificate from the competent authority; or

(iv) PIO/ OCI card of parents/ spouse along with documents to prove Indian origin; or

(v) Any other proof substantiating the request. Usually applicants are able to submit a certificate of residence or place of birth of self/parents/grandparents from First Class Magistrate/District Magistrate (DM) of the concerned place.

(5) Evidence of relationship as parent/grandparent/ great grandparent, if their Indian origin is claimed as basis for registration as OCI Cardholder [cases  covered by para 24.1.1(b) above]

(a) The document of relationship could be “Birth Certificate” issued from competent authority mentioning both parents’ name. In case the birth certificate is issued by a foreign authority, it is to be Apostled or endorsed by the concerned Indian Mission abroad/ concerned foreign Mission in India.

Note : If the parents are divorced, court order of dissolution of marriage, which specifically mentions that the legal custody of the child is with the parent, who is applying for the OCI card. If the court order is in any foreign language, translation in English or Hindi by authorized translator is to be enclosed.

(b) Birth certificate from Birth Registrar to be supported by (i) Education documents, if any and (ii) Documents of inherited landed property, if any.

(c) Marriage certificate of parents (If not available, reasons for same).

 (6) In case of minor child whose both parents are citizens of India or one of the parents is a citizen of India [ cases covered by para 24.1.1(c) above]

(i) Copy of child’s birth certificate

(ii) Marriage certificate of parents (if no marriage certificate is available, reasons for same to be indicated)

(iii) Copy of Indian passport of the parents / one of the parents or copy of the Domicile Certificate or Nativity Certificate issued by the Competent Authority in respect of the parents/ one of the parents or any other proof substantiating the status of the parents/ one of the parents as being Indian citizen(s).

(iv) If the parents are divorced, court order of dissolution of marriage, which specifically mentions that the legal custody of the child is with the parent who is applying for the OCI card. If the court order is in any foreign language, translation in English or Hindi by authorized translator is to be enclosed.

(7) Evidence as spouse of foreign origin of a citizen of India or spouse of foreign origin of an OCI Cardholder [cases covered by para 24.1.1(d) above]

(i) Registered marriage certificate; and

(ii) In the case of spouse of an Indian citizen - copy of the Indian Passport of the spouse or copy of the Domicile Certificate or Nativity Certificate issued by the Competent Authority in respect of the Indian spouse or any other proof substantiating the status of the spouse as being an Indian citizen.

(iii) In the case of spouse of an OCI Cardholder - Copy of the present valid Passport of the spouse and copy of the OCI Card of the spouse and copies of the documents upon which the OCI Card was issued to the spouse.

(iv) Declaration from the Indian/ OCI cardholder spouse stating that in case of divorce/ separation/ death of foreign spouse, it is his/ her responsibility to surrender the OCI card to the Government of India.

Note: In all cases where the marriage certificate is to be submitted, the following guidelines will be applicable:-

(i) If the marriage is solemnized in India, Marriage certificate issued by Marriage Registrar is required.

(ii) If the marriage is solemnized in foreign country, it should be apostled/ certified by the concerned Indian Mission/ Post.

(iii) If the marriage certificate is in any foreign language other than English, it should be translated in English by authorized translator.

 
 
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