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India - Change or Update Information in OCI Card (Address, Name, Appearance, Nationality)

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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

  1. Please go to the online portal. Link for online portal : online portal
    1. There will be an announcement from government. Please go through the details and please click “Close” button.
  2. In the home page, please click “Click Here To Proceed” button at the bottom.
  3. In the resulting page, please select “OCI Miscellaneous Service” option, read the guidelines and click “Proceed” button.
  4. 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.
  5. Here, please enter the captcha as appropriate in the given space then click “Enter” button.
  6. In the resulting page, please select “Fresh Application” option to reach a new page.
  7. In the new page, please complete the page prompts with relevant details as appropriate and click “Proceed” button.
  8. Applicant shall follow the rest of the steps as applicable by following the prompted requirements including photo and document uploading as appropriate.
  9. Once the online application is successful, Applicant gets Acknowledgement. Please save it for future reference.
  10. 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.
  11. Once the documents are verified, appropriate action from the official will process further.
  12. Applicant gets appropriate notification and acknowledgement in their email id.
  13. The rest of internal process grants OCI card with changes as per notification.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Valid OCI
  • Passport
  • 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[edit]

Ministry of Home Affairs,
North Block, New Delhi – 110001, India.
Telephone No: 23092392

Link for contact information:link

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  • 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.
  • But..
    • 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[edit]

Please attach documents which can be used by people eg. links.    

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people .    

Processing Time[edit]

Minimum one month

Related Videos[edit]

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 "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • OCI details
  • Details and document supporting change requirement
  • Applicant details.
  • Date of Birth and age.
  • Address details.
  • Signature/thumb impression.
  • Photograph

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • There will be a personal interview at the time of document verification.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

More information related to OCI Card : OCI Card

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