OCI CARD RENEWAL: ONLINE UPDATE OR PHYSICAL RENEWAL

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Renewal Rules:

 

You need a physical renewal of the OCI Card if your OCI was issued before the age of 20 and now you

are 20+ (only once you renew your passport after crossing 20)

Only Online photo and Passport update is required if you are below 20 and got a new passport.

Only Online photo and Passport update is required if you crossed 50 and got a new passport.

Documents Checklist OCI CARD RENEWAL: Copies Only

 

Foreign Passport (Copy of front bio and signature page)

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

• 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)

• OCI Card (front 2 and last 2 pages)- You will need to send the ORIGINAL OCI Card later in case of physical renewal.

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): $78 (Including return courier)

Consular Fee for Lost or Damaged OCI Card: $178 (Including return courier)

Consular Fee for online Update of Passport and Photo: Gratis

Service Fee:

$225 for Physical Renewal

$145 for Online Update of Passport & Photo