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OCI Card - Eligibility & Application Fee



Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) is a person resident outside India who is registered as an OCI Card holder under Section 7(A) of the Citizenship Act, 1955.

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Who can be an OCI Card holder? 

📌 A foreign national, - (i) who was a citizen of India at the time of, or at any time after 26th January, 1950; or (ii) who was eligible to become a citizen of India on 26th January, 1950; or (iii) who belonged to a territory that became part of India after 15th August, 1947; or (iv) who is a child or a grandchild or a great grandchild of such a citizen; or (v) who is a minor child of such persons mentioned above; or (vi) who is a minor child and whose both parents are citizens of India or one of the parents is a citizen of India - is eligible for registration as OCI cardholder. 

📌 The spouse of foreign origin of a citizen of India or spouse of foreign origin of an #OCICardholder and whose marriage has been registered and subsisted for a continuous period of not less than two years immediately preceding the presentation of the application is also eligible for registration as OCI cardholder. 

📌 No person, who or either of whose parents or grandparents or great grandparents is or had been a citizen of Pakistan, Bangladesh or such other country as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify, shall be eligible for registration as an Overseas Citizen of India Cardholder.

OCI Card 🇮🇳 https://ocicard.ozg.in 
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Note: Foreign nationals can not apply for OCI in India while on #TouristVisa etc. Moreover, the foreigner has to be ordinarily resident of India to be eligible to apply for OCI registration in India (where an ordinarily resident means a person staying in a particular country or in India for a continuous period of 6 months).

What are the benefits of OCI Card? 

(i) Multiple entry, multi-purpose life long visa to visit India;

(ii) Exemption from reporting to Police authorities for any length of stay in India;

(iii) Parity with NRIs in financial, economic and educational fields except in the acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties.

OCI Card 🇮🇳 https://ocicard.ozg.in 
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📮 Write email to: ask@fema.in

How much is the OCI Card Application Fee? 

Applications submitted from outside India $275 or equivalent local currency. 

Applications submitted in India: ₹15000

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