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Overseas Citizen of India Application
Read the website and FAQ’s carefully to confirm your eligibility for an OCI.
Confirm the OCI category you wish to apply for based on your individual situation. (e.g., are you converting from a PIO to OCI or are you applying for an OCI directly)
Complete your application online
Download & print the form/s, read and complete checklist as mentioned under “ Checklist & Additional forms”
Check fees payable and payment options
Sign form/s and checklist at all indicated places
Ensure photos are as per specifications. Incorrect photos may be rejected by the Ministry and result in your application getting delayed.
Check processing times to plan your travel accordingly.
Attach all supporting documents required as per the checklist
Submit your application based on jurisdiction by Express Post/Courier in person or through a representative (where you reside determines where you need to submit your application)
Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an email providing you a file no to track your application
Track your application online
Once the status shows your document received from the Ministry into Australia, you will need to submit your foreign passport along with Printed copy of Online status to the application centre where your application was lodged. Check details on the track your application link on this website.
Once you submit the passport/s your OCI card should be dispatched to you in 7 working days.