About Us OCI Card


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 is required to be re-issued 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 in Para 1 above and renew their OCI cards as required by the rules.





Public Advisory

The requirement  of ‘U’ visa sticker on  the foreign passport of an Overseas  Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder has been dispensed.

Open OCI Card Public Advisory (PDF)

-Ministy of Home Affairs ( January 29,2015)

Overseas Citizen of India Scheme

Applications for OCI service can be submitted at the High Commission of India counter on all working days between 0900-1200 in the morning. All details of OCI is available in website

The applicable fee is to be paid at the High Commission of India only by cash. We expect the OCI cards to be ready for collection in approximately 4 – 5 weeks and we request that no enquiry should be made for at least 4 weeks after submission / date of receipt of application.

1. Application Form: Application forms compulsorily require to be filled in on-line from MHA website https://passport.gov.in/oci/ Part A has to be filled up on -line for each applicant of the family and Part B is common to all applicants of the family upto a maximum of four. Separate applications required for any other additional members. After submission of Part A online, a copy of Part A with an online registration number will be printed along with Part B of application form. Details in Part B can be typed or hand written in BLOCK LETTERS. No column is to be left unanswered. Two sets of application form complete in all respects along with relevant enclosures must be submitted.

2. Signature: Full signature in the box should be provided and thumb impression (left hand thumb for male and right hand thumb for female) in case of minors / who can’t sign.

3. Photographs: Two photographs (35mm X 35mm) should be pasted at the place provided on the application and two additional photographs must be attached in small envelope separately. Photographs should be of light colour background (not white) with front pose, both shoulders and both ears visible.

4. List of enclosures: Enclosures should be 2 sets of photocopies of requisite documents and each page self attested (i.e. to be signed by the applicant) by the applicant. For minors the Parent must self attest the photocopies. When signing on the photocopies of the documents please mention as “Self Attested” and sign with name & date.

(A) Self-attested photocopies of the photo page of valid Botswana Passport/ Passport of any other Nationality, provided he/she is a resident of Botswana. Applicants may please note that there is requirement to submit the passport in original by the OCI applicant along with his/her OCI application. The passport after verification, will be returned back to the applicant. Presentation of a self-attested photocopy of the passport along with the application is acceptable to the Embassy. However, OCI applicants are required to show the original passport for verification of the photocopy being submitted by them at the time of depositing application personally. Once the OCI Card is ready for collection by the applicant, original passport will be needed for appropriate stamping to complete the process of grant of OCI Card to the concerned individual.

(B) Evidence of self or parents or grand parents, (i) being eligible to become a citizen of India on 26.01.1950; or (ii) being citizen of India on or after 26.01.1950; or (iii) belonging to a territory that became part of India after 15.08.1947 These could be: (i) Copy of the Indian passport ;or (ii) Copy of the domicile certificate issued by the Competent authority ;or (iii) Any other proof

5. Evidence of relationship as parent/grand parent, if their Indian origin is claimed as basis for grant of OCI. If the supporting documents are not satisfactory applicant will be asked to provide more documentary evidence.

6. Applicants are required to check their status of the application on the website. No separate intimation/letter will be sent to the applicant about the status of their applications and collection of OCI Certificate. The processing time of application is around 4-5 weeks. Applicants are required to check their status on MHA website https://passport.gov.in/oci/

No queries with regard to status of the applications will be entertained before the expiry of above period.


At High Commission counter:

Applicants can come on any working day between 15 to 17 hours for collection of the OCI along with the intimation letter and documents written therein.


The High Commission will only accept cash for OCI applications at the Visa/Passport Counter. Applicants are requested to pay fee for the service requested as per the details given below : –

As per Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India orders, the revised fee rates w.e.f. 01.05.2020 for OCI card are as follows:- 


 Fee in Pula                  

 OCI Card


 Miscellaneous Services for OCI Card
(In case acquisition of new passport, change in the personal particulars like nationality, name, father’s name, date of birth etc.


Duplicate OCI Card (in case of loss/damage) 


Conversion of PIO Card to OCI Card


MHA guidelines regarding OCI card holders