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VISA to India

Photographs should be in color and strictly as per the specifications below.
Taken against a light colored (WHITE/OFFWHITE Preferred) background so that features are distinguishable and in contrast against the background. Printed on photographic paper.
Frame Subject with Full Face, Front view, Eyes open.
Should show full face (without sunglasses and normally without a hat or cap). Head coverings are not permitted except for Religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.
The face should be in the middle of the frame.
Provide recent photographs (not more than 6 months old)
Ensure no distracting shadows on the face or background. Un-mounted - 2 inch x 2 inch in size. - VISA applications only. (One copy for each application in most visa cases. Exceptions apply-please see details for same under your selected visa type)

Ensure no distracting shadows on the face or background.
Un-mounted - 2 inch x 2 inch in size. –OCI Applications.
Face of the applicant should cover about 70 to 80% of the photo area.

Please Note:

There is one self-service Photo-booth available at each of our centres in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The photo-booth is a self operating standard Adult photo facility and cannot be adjusted to assist with Infant, Children or Special Needs applicants’ photographs.
Overseas Citizen of India Application

Step 1
Read the website and FAQ’s carefully to confirm your eligibility for an OCI.

Step 2
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)

Step 3
Complete your application online

Step 4
Download & print the form/s, read and complete checklist as mentioned under “ Checklist & Additional forms”

Step 5
Check fees payable and payment options

Step 6
Sign form/s and checklist at all indicated places

Step 7
Ensure photos are as per specifications. Incorrect photos may be rejected by the Ministry and result in your application getting delayed.

Step 8
Check processing times to plan your travel accordingly.

Step 9
Attach all supporting documents required as per the checklist

Step 10
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)

Step 11
Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an email providing you a file no to track your application

Step 12
Track your application online

Step 13
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.

Step 14
Once you submit the passport/s your OCI card should be dispatched to you in 7 working days.