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











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) (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



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


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



Type D : Application for OCI on Indian origin Spouse basis


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




Attested copy of Registered Marriage Certificate




Indian Passport of the spouse




Spouse (Indian origin) status in Canada



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.

------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)

---- For official use only ----

Verified by







Type A: Application for Fresh OCI

(b) Online Application Form:

(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:/ /

(ii) For filling up the online application you are required to register first and create a login and password.

(iii) A step wise process for filling up online OCI can be seen at the below link:

Stepwise process for submission of OCI application online

(iv) 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:

(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.

(vi) Afteonline submission of application formno changecan be made manually / hand writing. In casof any error / changes, pleasfill a fresh new online application form and use that for further submission to BLS.

Please note:

i. BLS International Employees cannot edit or make any changes to your online application form.

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.

(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.

(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 (Original and copy) (duly signed)

Please enclose photo page of your Canadian Passport having photographs and details of your passport. Original Passport is required to be shown at the counter for verification, it will be returned back at the counter after verification. A minimum six months or more validity on your passport is required for applying for OCI.

(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:

(i) Driving License

(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 $425 /-

Miscellaneous OCI (re-issue of OCI)

CAD $ 43/-

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

CAD $ 157/-


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:
(i) Size – 2 inch x 2 inch(51 mm x 51 mm)
(ii) Background –Background should be plain white colored without borders
(iii) Clothes – Dark colour
                                     (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.

Photo Specification

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

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

(k) Existing OCI / PIO card (original and 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 –

(i) Passport copy of parents and

(ii) 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.

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 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 can enclose a copy of OCI card

(t) Indian Spouse’s status in Canada / foreign country (copy)

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