Checklist and Information Booklet for OCI Consular Services

Checklist and Information Booklet for OCI

CHECKLIST

for submission of OCI application

Type A: Application for Fresh OCI

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Documents

To be Verified by applicant

Verification by Counter official

(a)

Checklist

 

 

(b)

Online Application Form

 

 

(c)

Surrender / Renunciation Certificate

 

 

(d)

Indian Passport (Original and Copy)

 

 

(e)

Foreign Citizenship certificate (Original and Copy)

 

 

(f)

Canadian/Foreign passport* (Original and Copy)

 

 

(g)

Professional Details of the applicant

 

 

(h)

Proof of Address

 

 

(i)

Fees

 

 

(j)

Photograph

 

 

* 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

 

 

(k)

Existing OCI Card /PIO card (Original and Copy)

 

 

(l)

For Damaged OCI cases - enclose damaged OCI Card in original

 

 

(m)

For Lost OCI cases - Police Report for 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) & (j) above

 

 

(n)

Birth certificate – for children born abroad

 

 

(o)

Consent of both parents

 

 

(p)

Passport of parents (copy)

 

 

(q)

Registered Marriage Certificate*

 

 

* Please see details in Information Booklet

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

 

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

 

 

Type D: Application for OCI on Indian origin Spouse basis

 

Documents at (a), (b), (f), (g), (h), (i) and (j)

 

 

(r)

Attested copy of Registered Marriage Certificate

 

 

(s)

Indian Passport of the spouse

 

 

(t)

Spouse [If Indian/Foreign(non-Canadian) Citizen- status in Canada

 

 

Note:                                                                                                                                                        

  1. For details about the above, please see the Information Booklet, enclosed after this page. 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 Commission.
  3. While submitting application, please keep the documents with the application form as per the above serial order. 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

 

CANO No.

 

BLS Center

 

Date

 

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)

 

----  For official use only ----

Verified by

 

Signature

 

Date

 

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Information Booklet for OCI application submission

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Type A: Application for Fresh OCI

(b) Online Application Form:

  1. i) The online application for OCI must be completed and submitted online. The form can be filled up and submitting online at the below link: https:/ gov.in /
  1. ii) A step wise process for filling up online OCI can be seen at the below link:

https://www.hciottawa.gov.in/pdf/Step-wise-process-for-OCI-application-new.pdf

iii) Must select the correct Indian High Commission / Consulate, based on the place where you reside in Canada and the Consular jurisdiction of Indian High Commission / Consulate. The consular jurisdiction can be viewed at:  https://www.blsindia-canada.com/usefullinks.php

(iv)  In the online form, please fill up the column related to “Relationship with the root Indian” carefully.  Herein the applicant is expected to mention the relation through which his/her Indian origin is established.  For example, the applicant himself/herself was Indian Passport holder – “self” to be mentioned.  If Father/Mother/Grandfather/Grandmother/Spouse was Indian national – then you need to write the exact relation by which the applicant’s Indian origin is established i.e., “Father” or “Mother” “Grandfather” “Grandmother” “Spouse”.

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

(c) Surrender / Renunciation Certificate (copy)

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

or

the copy of old Indian Passport having stamp “Cancelled on account of acquiring Foreign / Canadian citizenship”

(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.  The Nativity Certificate / Domicile certificate to be attested by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

(e) Foreign Citizenship certificate / Card (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:

(i) Status in Canada (PR / Work Permit / Study Permit / Visa)

(ii) Additional form as per link below

              https://blsindia-canada.com/forms/non-canadian-form.pdf

(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:

  1. i) Driving License
  2. ii) Photo ID issued by the Ontario Government

iii) 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/-

Note:

  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 BLS. The additional service fee, courier charges, etc., to be paid separately to BLS.
  3. Fee once paid will not be returned in any case.

(j) Photograph

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:

  1. i) Size – 2 inch x 2 inch(51 mm x 51 mm)
  2. ii) Background –Background should be plain white colored without borders

iii) Clothes – Dark colour

  1. iv) 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.

https://www.hciottawa.gov.in/pdf/Photo_Specification.pdf

Type B: Application for Reissue of OCI

With the recent relaxations in re-issue of OCI cards, now re-issue of OCI Card is applicable only for the following:

(i)  OCI Card holder, who obtained the OCI card at the age of 20 years or below, is required to get the OCI Card re-issued only once when a new passport is issued after completing 20 years of age;

(ii) In lieu of Loss of OCI Card

(iii) In lieu of Damage of OCI Card

# 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) For re-issue of OCI Card in lieu of Damage OCI Card

Please enclose damaged OCI Card in original

(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.

Interview - There will be a mandatory personal interview of all Lost & Damaged OCI cases.  All such application is required to be first submitted at BLS for pre-approval.

 

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)

 

(i) If parents are Canadian/foreign national – Passport copy of parents are required to be enclosed, with old Indian Passport copies of parents / grandparents.

 

(ii) In case Parents are Indian national–

  1. a) Passport copy of parents and
  2. b) Status in Canada (PR / Work Permit / Student Permit / Visa) required to be enclosed.

 

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. If, the spouse name is endorsed in either parent’s Indian Passport, then copy of Registered Marriage Certificate is not mandatory.

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

 

Note:

  1. Foreign spouse can submit application for OCI on the basis of Indian origin spouse only after two years of valid marriage.
  2. There will be a mandatory personal interview of all OCI applicants who apply under Foreign spouse category.
  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) Spouse’s status in Canada (copy)

If the spouse is Indian/Foreign (non-Canadian) Passport holder, copy of his/her status in Canada to be enclosed viz., Visa, Work Permit, PR, Study Permit.

 

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