Document Requirement Consular Services

Document Requirement

List of supporting documents required to be submitted with the application are :-

  1. Proof of present citizenship– Copy of present valid passport (applicable in all cases), with validity of minimum 6 months at the time of submission of application.
  2. In case application is submitted in India, copy of any type of Visa (other than Missionary Visa and Mountaineering Visa)/Residential Permit with 3 months validity as on the date of application.
  3. Evidence of self or parents or grandparents or great grandparents-

    I. Being a citizen of India at the time of, or at any time after the commencement of the Constitution i.e. 26.01.1950; or 

    II. Being eligible to become a citizen of India at the time of commencement of the Constitution i.e. 26.01.1950; or

    III. Belonging to a territory that became part of India after 15th August, 1947. These could be:

    • a. Copy of the Indian Passport; or

      b. Copy of the Domicile Certificate issued by the Competent Authority; or

      c. Copy of Nativity Certificate from the competent authority; or

      d. OCI Card/ PIO card of parents/ spouse along with the base papers/ documents upon

      which the OCI/PIO card was issued; or

      e. Any other proof substantiating the request. Usually applicants are able to submit a certificate of residence or place of birth of self/parents/grandparents from First Class Magistrate/District Magistrate (DM) of the concerned place.

  4. Evidence of relationship as parent/grandparent/ great grandparent, if their Indian origin is claimed as basis for registration as OCI Cardholder:  

    The document of relationship could be “Birth Certificate” issued from competent authority mentioning both parent’s name. In case the birth certificate is issued by a foreign authority, it is to be Apostled or endorsed by the concerned Indian Mission abroad.

  5. In case of minor child whose both parents are citizens of India or one of the parents is a citizen

    of India –

    a. Copy of child’s birth certificate

    b. Copy of Indian passport of the parents / one of the parents or copy of the Domicile Certificate or Nativity Certificate issued by the Competent Authority in respect of the parents/ one of the parents or any other proof substantiating the status of the parents/ one of the parents as being Indian citizen(s).

    c. If the parents are divorced, court order of dissolution of marriage, which specifically mentions that the legal custody of the child is with the parent who is applying for the OCI card.

  6. Evidence as spouse of foreign origin of a citizen of India or spouse of foreign origin of an OCI Cardholder –

    a. Registered marriage certificate; and

    b. In the case of spouse of an Indian citizen - copy of the Indian Passport of the spouse or copy of the Domicile Certificate or Nativity Certificate issued by the Competent Authority in respect of the Indian spouse or any other proof substantiating the status of the spouse as being an Indian citizen.

    c. In the case of spouse of an OCI Cardholder – Copy of the present valid Passport of the spouse and copy of the OCI Card of the spouse and copies of the documents upon which the OCI Card was issued to the spouse