Overseas Citizenship of India is granted to applicants who have acquired citizenship of a foreign country and who were of Indian Origin, or were or are eligible to become a citizen of India, or are a spouse of an OCI / PIO Holder or a spouse of Citizen of India. Under the Indian Citizenship Act, persons of Indian Origin are not allowed to claim dual citizenship.
Please note that the application once finalised cannot be modified. So ensure that you are entering the correct data while doing online registration and filling forms on both CKGS and Government website. In case you have finalised wrong data, you have to register again with the correct details and get the print outs with fresh file number before submitting the application to CKGS Center. We strongly recommend you to read "How to apply" page and sample form "before applying".

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OCI Application - Get Started

Zip Code
Street Address
Apartment / Floor / Suite /Flat
(please enter as 10 digits, no dashes or spaces, Example : 4109809878)

Applicants are requested to apply for Renunciation before applying for New OCI.
If you have a proof of Renunciation, please include it along with your OCI application.
For more information, please follow documents checklist at the end of the process.


Primary Cause of OCI application rejections:

  1. Wrong Passport Details (45% of all rejections)

  2. “Present Address” mismatch with “address proof” - for OCI renewal applications under “Miscellaneous Services” (40% of all rejections)
  • Kindly recheck that passport details entered are correct

  • In case of change of address mentioned in the existing OCI card, select the option “Change of Address/Occupation” in the Government OCI website and fill up new address that matches with address proof.