About Us Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card

Applicants are advised to apply for registration as OCI Cardholder in view of the following advantages of possessing OCI card:

(a) OCI card is a smart card;
(b) Possession of an OCI card will facilitate quicker immigration clearance at the Immigration Check Posts;
(c) It will help in obtaining various Consular Services from the Indian Missions;
(d) For those who are resident in India, it will facilitate in availing various services in India.

A separate online application form for submission of application for registration as OCI cardholder is available in the website https://passport.gov.in/oci/.


The OCI card shall be issued by the Indian Mission/Post/FFRO concerned within the jurisdiction of the applicant's place of residence. The applicant will have to approach the Embassy for collecting the OCI Card.