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  • If in case a current PIO card holder has been issued with a new passport. Whenever expiry of the current passport while PIO card is still valid. Applicant needs to apply for the service of endorsement of new passport details on PIO card.
  • All the immigration offices have duly been informed by the Government of India that they should affix a ‘Lifelong’ stamp to endorse as and when the holder of a 15 year validity card enters/exits any Indian Airport.

Apply In-Person

  1. Applicant shall apply in person to the Indian Mission/Post/Office in whose jurisdiction the applicant is residing.
  2. Link for contact details. mission abroad link
  3. Go to the respective office. Obtain the required application form if any. Submit your completed application along with required documents to the authority and follow their guidelines to initiate the process.
  4. This application will be processed further to endorse your OCI. The document will be delivered as per applicable mode.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • OCI details
  • Proof of present citizenship
  • Copy of present valid passport (applicable in all cases), with validity of minimum 6 months at the time of submission of application.
  • Expired passport.
  • Date of birth.
  • 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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  • Any person who has a valid PIO card already issued by Government of India.


  • US $15 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]

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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
  • Applicant details.
  • Passport current and expired
  • Date of Birth and age.
  • Address details.
  • Signature/thumb impression.
  • Photograph

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Please endorseOCI as soon as you get new passport.
  • 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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More information which might help people.