OCI CARD IN LIEU OF PIO CARD:

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OCI CARD IN LIEU OF PIO CARD:

 

It’s a LIFETIME INDIAN VISA which comes in form of a Blue Booklet you can carry along with the passport every time you travel to India. OCI card was first introduced in 2006 and has been the most reliable source of connection with

India ever since. Since 2014, all PIO Cards are deemed to be OCI CARDS.

Documents Checklist- OCI CARD in lieu of PIO CARD: Copies Only

 

  • Foreign Passport (Copy of front bio and signature page)

  • Driver License or Utility bill (must be current residential and mailing address)

  • PIO CARD (first 2 and last 2 pages)- You will need to mail the physical PIO Card once the online filing is completed.

  • Parent’s Passports (In case of Minor applicants only)

  • Parent’s Valid US Visas (If parents are Indian nationals)

  • Marriage Certificate (In case of minors, parent’s marriage certificate required)

  • Spouse Passport Copy (If married)

  • Passport Size Photo (High Resolution image with white or light color background)

  • Signature (On plain white paper, thumb impression in case of applicants below age 5)

Processing Duration: 5-6 Weeks

Note: Time duration is only an estimate and not a guarantee since the approval of the OCI rests with the sole discretion of the Consulate/Embassy.

Consular Fee (USA): $155 (Including return courier)

Consular Fee (USA): $255 – In case of lost or damaged PIO Card (Including return courier)

Service Fee:

$225 Per Application