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 PIO Card scheme has been withdrawn vide Gazette Notification No.25024/9/2014F dated 09.01.2015.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



The following OCI guidelines have been in force since 2005:

OCI card needs to be re-issued each time a new passport is acquired by the cardholder up to the age of 20 years

OCI card needs to be reissued once on acquiring a new passport after completing 50 years of age

Re-issuance of OCI card is not required each time a passport is issued to a cardholder between 21 and 50 years of age.

2. This is to inform that Government of India has decided to grant temporary relaxation till 30th June 2020 in the following cases:

In case an OCI card holder below the age of 20 years has not got the OCI card re-issued on change of passport, he/she may travel on the strength of his/her existing OCI card bearing old passport number subject to the condition that along with the new passport, the OCI cardholder carries old passport mentioned in the OCI card.

In case an OCI card holder who has attained the age of 50 years and has got his/her passport renewed subsequently but has not got his/her OCI card re-issued on renewal of his/her passport, he/she may travel on the strength of the existing OCI card along with the old and new passports.

3. It is, however, advised that OCI cardholders may take steps to comply with the existing OCI guidelines and renew their OCI cards as required by the rules.