Benefits of OCI Card - The Green Card of India

  • Lifelong (multiple entry) visa for visiting India for any purpose
  • Exemption from registration with FRROs/ FROs
  • Parity with NRI in respect of all facilities available to them in economic, financial, and educational fields except in matters relating to the acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties.
  • Registered OCI cardholder shall be treated at par with NRIs in the matter of :
    • Inter-country adoption of Indian children
    • Visiting national monuments, historic sites and museum, and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries
    • Pursuing professions as a doctor, advocate, architect or chartered accountant in India
    • Appearing in All India Pre-Medical Test or such other tests
  • Treated at par with resident Indian nationals in the matter of tariffs in air fares in domestic sectors in India.
  • A person registered as an OCI cardholder for 5 years and who has lived in India for 12 months before making an application for registration is eligible for grant of Indian citizenship.