About Us OCI PIO Card

Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)/Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Scheme

This is to inform that vide Gazette Notification No.26011/01/2014IC.I dated 09.01.2015, all PIO cards issued till 09.01.2015 are deemed to be OCI card. PIO Card scheme has been withdrawn vide Gazette Notification No.25024/9/2014F dated 09.01.2015. Applicants should apply for OCI card ONLY, as PIO card scheme is no longer in existence. The date for submission of applications for registration as OCI cardholder in lieu of PIO card online has been extended till 31 December 2017. This cutoff date will be only for submission of the applications online by the applicants.”


Introduction of OCI:


Brochure for OCI:


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):


Online OCI Application Form


Online OCI Application (In Lieu of PIO-Card)


Online OCI Application (In Lieu of Lost PIO-Card)


OCI Miscellaneous Services application form in case of
(i) Change of Passport particulars,
(ii) Change of Personal particulars,
(iii) Loss/damage of OCI Card
(iv) Change of Address/Occupation and etc


Reprint of OCI/Misc. application form:


OCI Status Enquiry




OCI Fee Schedule for residents of Curacao, Sint Maarten, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (BES) Islands

Residents of Curacao, Sint Maarten, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (BES) Islands are required to pay in US Dollars. Bank Draft for consular services should be in the name of “Embassy of India”. In addition to the OCI fee, for each service, every applicant has to give a separate Bank Draft of US$ 3 drawn in favour of Embassy of India, Caracas-ICWF for ICWF.


 Both original bank drafts/deposit proof should be submitted along with the application.


OCI Service

Fee in US$

ICWF Fee (Separate Bank Draft)

OCI Registration Fee



OCI in lieu of PIO Card



Reissue of OCI (Duplicate) in case of reissue of New Passport.



OCI Fee in case of lost OCI/PIO



Embassy of India Caracas
As per existing rules, Overseas Citizen of India(OCI) Card is required to be renewed,

i) each time a new passport is issued upto the age of 20 years, and,

ii) once after completing 50 years of age in view of biological changes in the face of the applicant. However Govemment of India has relaxed the above rules till 31.12.2020.
As and when prohibition on international air travel is lifted by the Central Government and the status of OCI cards as a lifelong visa for travel to/from India is restored, such OCI card holders would be allowed to travel on the strength of their existing OCI cards bearing the old passport number till 31 st December 2020, subject to the condition that OCI cardholder will have to travel along with old and new passports and the OCI card having the old passport number.