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OCI Service directly through CGI, New York


Subject: OCI Service directly through CGI, New York

         The Consulate General of India, New York will be accepting New OCI applications and OCI Renewal applications directly at the Consulate in view of the lockdown Covid-19 pandemic and movement restrictions in several States. PLEASE NOTE: All applications/documents will be received and dispatched by postal method only. No facility for walk-in is available.

2. Presently, OCI Cards are under suspension, however, applicants requiring New OCI or Renewal of OCI can apply through Postal mail directly at Consulate General of India, New York. The applicants have to fill form available at Government of India Website and send the completed application along with supporting documents, and fees by postal mail to OCI Section, Consulate General of India, 3 East, 64th Street, NY-10065 along with return prepaid envelope for further processing. The documents to be attached with OCI applications can be accessed at

3. New OCI application has to be accompanied by Surrender/Renunciation Certificate, wherever it is necessary. Surrender/Renunciation can be applied at The Parental Authorization For Minor Applicants (wherever applicable) can be downloaded here (click here) which needs to be submitted with OCI application of Minor applicant.

The fee would be as follows for various categories of OCI:


Fee (US$)

New OCI (all categories)


Misc. OCI Services which includes OCI Renewal, change in particulars etc.


Conversion of PIO to OCI


Lost/Damaged OCI


OCI in lieu of Lost/Damaged PIO


Renunciation – Naturalized before June 1, 2010*


Renunciation – Naturalized after June 1, 2010*


* Penalty due, if any, will be intimated and levied after calculation.

5. The Fee may be paid through Cashier’s cheque or Money Order drawn in favour of Consulate General of India, New York. Applicants are requested to write to us at in case they have difficulty in arranging Money Order or Cashiers’ cheque etc. due to Covid-19 pandemic related restrictions.

6. All applications will be processed only on receipt of complete physical form in all respect with supporting documents and fee at the Consulate. Applicants should factor in that it may take 30 days or longer in New OCI cases and there could be delays in providing above services due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation.

7. For further details with regard to fee, document required etc. and any query in this regard may please addressed through PRAMIT available on

New York
May 23, 2020