India - Change or Update Information in OCI Card (Address, Name, Appearance, Nationality)
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
One needs to apply for a duplicate OCI card In case of loss/damage of his /her valid OCI card.
Apply Online - India Change or Update Information in OCI Card (Address, Name, Appearance, Nationality) Online with Images
- Please go to the online portal. Link for online portal : online portal
- There will be an announcement from government. Please go through the details and please click “Close” button.
- In the home page, please click “Click Here To Proceed” button at the bottom.
- In the resulting page, please select “OCI Miscellaneous Service” option, read the guidelines and click “Proceed” button.
- A new screen with instructions will be displayed. Go through the details and click on the “Accept” button. A check box with “I have read the instructions” will be provided. Please select the check box and click “Accept” button at the bottom to reach next page.
- Here, please enter the captcha as appropriate in the given space then click “Enter” button.
- In the resulting page, please select “Fresh Application” option to reach a new page.
- In the new page, please complete the page prompts with relevant details as appropriate and click “Proceed” button.
- Applicant shall follow the rest of the steps as applicable by following the prompted requirements including photo and document uploading as appropriate.
- Once the online application is successful, Applicant gets Acknowledgement. Please save it for future reference.
- Please follow the notification to meet the designated officials at Indian mission/Post/FRRO concerned. Submit the originals of the documents that were submitted online for cross verification.
- Once the documents are verified, appropriate action from the official will process further.
- Applicant gets appropriate notification and acknowledgement in their email id.
- The rest of internal process grants OCI card with changes as per notification.
- Valid OCI
- OCI registration or file number (alternatively a U-Visa number will work),
- Date of birth.
- Proof for name change as applicable.
- Old address and current address proof as applicable (telephone/Electricity bill)
- Proof of Nationality change. (Old nationality proof and new nationality proof)
- Proof of present citizenship
- Evidence of address of the place of application (Electricity bill / Telephone bill)
- Aadhaar card (as per requirement)
- For minors
- Passport of Parent or guardian
- Affidavit as per requirement
- Note: Please provide additional documents or details as online procedure demands and also as authority quote.
Office Locations & Contacts
Ministry of Home Affairs,
North Block, New Delhi – 110001, India.
Telephone No: 23092392
Link for contact information:link
- Those who has the necessity to change details (address, name, appearance, nationality) with valid OCI
- US $ 25 or equivalent in local currency
- In case of applications filed in India, get demand draft for the said amount drawn in favour of
“Pay and Accounts officer (Secretariat), Ministry of Home Affairs” payable at New Delhi.
- Valid lifelong.
- For anyone under 21 years of age and over 50 years of age, they have to apply for new OCI all over again every time they get a new passport.
Documents to Use
Please attach documents which can be used by people eg. links.
Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people .
Minimum one month
Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation. Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed. e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".
Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents. e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.
- OCI details
- Details and document supporting change requirement
- Applicant details.
- Date of Birth and age.
- Address details.
- Signature/thumb impression.
Need for the Document
- Please make changes in your OCI, if in case of change in Name, Address, Appearance and Nationality.
- The Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) is an immigration status permitting a foreign citizen of Indian origin to live and work in India indefinitely.
- The OCI was introduced in response to demands for dual citizenship by the Indian origin.
Information which might help
- There will be a personal interview at the time of document verification.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate. e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
More information related to OCI Card : OCI Card
More information which might help people.