Checklist &  Information Booklet Consular Services

Checklist & Information Booklet


for submission of OCI application

Type A: Application for Fresh OCI



To be Verified by applicant

Verification by Counter official





Online Application Form



Surrender / Renunciation Certificate



Indian Passport (Original and Copy)



Foreign Citizenship certificate (Original and Copy)



Canadian/Foreign passport* (Original and Copy)



Professional Details of the applicant



Proof of Address








* Additional document for Foreign Passport holders required, please see details in Information Booklet

Type B: Application for Reissue of OCI / Conversion of PIO to OCI


For Reissue of OCI / Misc Service on OCI


Documents at (a) (b) (f) (g) (h) (i) & (j) above



Existing OCI Card /PIO card



Cancelled old Canadian passport (not applicable for PIO to OCI)



Police Report for Lost OCI – if applicable


Type C: Application for OCI to Minor Children

Type C (i): Application for OCI to Minor Children - Born in Canada / Foreign country


Documents at (a) (b) (h) (i) & (j) above



Birth certificate – for children born abroad



Consent of both parents



Passport of parents (copy)



Registered Marriage Certificate


Documents at (a) to (j), & (o) above


Attested copy of Registered Marriage Certificate



Indian Passport of the spouse



Spouse (If Indian Citizen) status in Canada


Type C (ii): Application for OCI to Minor Children - Born in India Type D: Application for OCI on Indian origin Spouse basis


  1. For details about the above, please see the Information Booklet, enclosed after this Please go through all the details mentioned in the Checklist, Information Booklet and application form carefully before submitting application.
  2. In case required, more documents can be asked by the High
  3. While submitting application, please keep the documents with the application form as per the above serial The Information Booklet is not required to be enclosed.
  4. For registration as OCI Cardholder, the applicant is required to submit biometrics of fingerprints. You are required to provide the biometrics at the Immigration Check Post on arrival in India

Details to be filled by the applicant

Name of the Applicant




BLS Center




I have gone through the requirements and specifications mentioned in the checklist and Information booklet with respect to submission of my above application. I am aware that in case any discrepancy is found or any of the documents/conditions are not found as per prescribed parameters, my application may be rejected and fee will not be returned.

(Signature of the applicant)

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Information Booklet for OCI application submission


Type A: Application for Fresh OCI

(b) Online Application Form:

  • The online application for OCI must be completed and submitted The form can be filled up and submitting online at the below link: https:/ /
  • For filling up the online application you are required to register first and create a login and
  • All the personal particulars / data entries of the OCI application should match with the current Passport. The name of parents & spouse should match as mentioned in their Indian

(vi) After online submission of application form, no changes can  be  made  manually /  hand writing.  In case of any error /  changes,  please  fill  a  fresh  new  online  application  form  and  use  that  for further submission to BLS.

Please note:

  1. BLS International Employees cannot edit or make any changes to your online application
  2. High commission of India, Ottawa reserves the Right to Call for Additional Documents, as considered

(c) Surrender / Renunciation Certificate (copy)

Please enclose the copy of your Surrender / Renunciation Certificate of old Indian passport.

(d) Indian Passport (Original and copy)

Please enclose the photo page (first page) of  your  Indian  Passport  having  photographs  and  details.  Also, enclose the last page of showing the details of parents name and address. If there are any endorsements on the page, kindly enclose copy of those pages as well.

In case Indian passport is not available, please provide copy of Nativity Certificate / Domicile certificate issued by competent authority in India as your proof of Indian Origin.

(e) Citizenship certificate (Original and copy)

Please enclose Original and a copy of your Canadian / Foreign Citizenship Certificate. If Citizenship certificate is not available you can enclose copy of your Citizenship card.

(f) Canadian passport / Foreign Passport (Original and copy) (duly signed)

Please enclose photo page of your Canadian / Foreign  Passport  having  photographs  and  details  of  your passport. Original Passport is required to be submitted with the  OCI  application.  A  minimum  six  months  or more validity on your passport is required for applying for OCI.

# In case of foreign passport i.e., other than Canadian please provide the following two additional documents:

  • Status in Canada (PR / Work Permit / Study Permit / Visa)
  • Additional form as per link below

(g) Professional Details of the applicant:

Please enclose a letter mentioning your profession / occupation details in Canada.

(h) Proof of address in Canada

Please enclose any one of the following document as proof of present address:

  • Driving License
    • Photo ID issued by the Ontario Government
    • Utility Bills(Electricity/water/Gas/Phone/Internet etc)-must be recent

# For OCI application of Minor children - Proof of address of both of the parent to be submitted.

Note: Address proof must match with the address provided in the application form.

(i) Fees:

Fresh OCI

CAD $345 /-

Miscellaneous OCI (re-issue of OCI)

CAD $ 35/-

OCI in-lieu of Lost / Damaged OCI / PIO to OCI

CAD $ 128/-


  1. The fees to be paid in the form of Money order or Demand draft in favor of “High  Commission  of  India, Ottawa”.
  2. The above fees is excluding service fee, courier charges and other value added services provided by The additional service fee, courier charges, etc., to be paid separately to BLS.
  3. Fee once paid will not be returned in any


One color photo as per below specification is required to be uploaded online  with  the  OCI  application. Photograph uploaded online must be the same  as  the  physical  photograph  pasted  on  your  OCI  application form:

  • Size – 2 inch x 2 inch(51 mm x 51 mm)
  • Background –Background should be plain white colored without borders
  • Clothes – Dark colour
  • Eyes – Open

Please see the  below  link for the  correctness of  the  Photograph.  Cross check each and every example to confirm if it is matching with the required parameter of the Photograph.

Type B: Application for Reissue of OCI

# Documents at (a), (b), (f), (g), (h), (i) and (j) above and remaining documents as below

(k) Existing OCI card (original and copy)

Kindly submit the existing OCI card along with a copy of the first and last page of OCI showing photograph and details of the OCI card.

(l)Cancelled Canadian passport on which OCI was issued (copy)

Please enclose a copy of the Cancelled Canadian passport on which the existing OCI was issued.

(m)  Police Report for Lost OCI

In case OCI application is submitted for re-issue of OCI in lieu of lost OCI, please enclose Police Report (long) for the Lost OCI.

Type C: Application for OCI to Minor Children

Type C (i): Application for OCI to Minor Children - Born in Canada / Foreign country

# Documents at (a), (b), (f), (h), (i) and (j) above and remaining documents as below

(n) Birth Certificate (Original and copy)

Please enclose the Birth Certificate issued by the Government  authority having name of both the parent of the child.

If Birth Certificate is issued by any other foreign Country than Canada, then the Birth Certificate is required to be attested by the High Commission / Embassy / Consulate of that Country in Canada.

(o) Consent of both parents

Both the parents are required to sign the OCI application at the designated place in the end of the application. The parent’s signature should be similar to their signature in the other documents viz., Indian passports, OCI, Canadian passport.

(p) Passport of parents (copy)

If parents are Canadian national – Passport copy of parents are required to be enclosed. In case Parents are Indian or other than Canadian Passport holder

  • Passport copy of parents and
  • Status in Canada (PR / Work Permit / Student Permit / Visa) required to be

Please enclose copy of the first and last page showing photographs and details of the passports.

(q) Registered Marriage Certificate

The copy of Registered Marriage Certificate of the parents is required to be enclosed.

Type C (ii): Application for OCI to Minor Children - Born in India


# Documents at (a) to (j), (o), (p) & (q) above

Type D: Application for OCI on Indian origin Spouse basis


  1. Foreign spouse can submit application for OCI on the basis of  Indian  origin  spouse  only  after  two years of valid
  2. There will be a mandatory personal interview of all OCI applicants who apply under Foreign spouse
  3. All such application is required to be first submitted at BLS for pre-approval.

# Documents at (a), (b), (f), (g), (h), (i) and (j) above and remaining documents as below.

(r)Marriage certificate

Please enclose a copy of Registered Marriage Certificate which has been attested by High Commission of India or any other Indian Embassy / Consulate. The Marriage Certificate must indicate the date of marriage. There should be two years gap between the date of marriage and date of OCI application.

(s) Indian passport of the Spouse (copy)

Please enclose a copy of the Indian Passport of the spouse. If the spouse is an OCI cardholder, you can enclose a copy of OCI card.

(t) Indian Spouse’s status in Canada (copy)

If the spouse is Indian Passport holder, copy of his/her status in Canada to be enclosed.